'steps of training', moral rules.

The 5 moral rules, also called pañca-sīla which are binding on all Buddhist laymen, are:

The 10 rules (dasa-sīla) are binding on all novices and monks, namely:

In the 8 rules (attha-sīla) which on full and new moon days, and on the first and last quarter of the moon, are observed by many lay-followers (upāsaka), the 7th and 8th of the above 10 rules are fused into one as the 7th rule, while the 9th becomes the 8th.

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