three comprehensive precepts ［三聚浄戒］ ( sanju-jō-kai): Also, three comprehensive pure precepts or threefold pure precept. A set of precepts for Mahayana bodhisattvas, whether laity or clergy, expounded in the Brahmā Net Sutra and the Jeweled Necklace Sutra. The first two are for one’s own benefit and the last for the benefit of others. They are (1) the precept that encompasses all the rules and standards of behavior set forth by the Buddha for Mahayana bodhisattvas, i.e., to observe all those precepts and prevent evil; (2) the precept that encompasses all good deeds, i.e., to strive to perform good deeds; and (3) the precept that encompasses all living beings, i.e., to instruct and benefit all living beings. The third is also called the precept for benefiting sentient beings.