Most spiritual traditions have developed a variety of practices we can use to guide our daily lives. Buddhists prescribe the Eightfold Path; Jews the Ten Commandments; Christians, the Sermon on the Mount; Hindus the Bhagavad Gita; Jains the Five Vows; Muslims the Five Pillars of Islam. In each case, the prescriptions are meant to provide a framework for each day, with ways to pay attention and to listen carefully as we try to do what is right and true.

Wayne Muller, How, Then, Shall We Live?