10 Prohibitive Precepts

Devotees of the Dao observe 10 prohibitions. They are:

Ⅰ Guard against unethical conduct (誡不倫)

Ⅱ Guard against immoral deeds (誡不德)

Ⅲ Guard against evil of all kinds (誡不善)

Ⅳ Guard against unrighteousness (誡不義)

Ⅴ Guard against unkindness (誡不慈)

Ⅵ Guard against concealing people’s sterling excellence (誡隱善)

Ⅶ Guard against cruelty and harshness (誡殘害)

Ⅷ Guard against treacherous and clandestine acts (誡詭秘)

Ⅸ Guard against jealousy and insolence (誡嫉侮)

Ⅹ Guard against frivolity and blasphemy (誡輕褻)