Introduction to
Brahma Net Sutra


The Brahma Net Sutra, as the leading Buddhist script, sets forth the precepts to be observed and abided by the Bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism, so it is highly valued in China and Japan. As far as the monastic rules are concerned, there are 10 major and 48 minor precepts stipulated in this Sutra.

The precepts described in this Sutra, known as the Precepts of Brahma's Net, are characterized by there being no distinction between the layman and the ordained monks, so the Sutra asserted that all Buddhist practitioners should observe the same rules.