Moral Discipline. Following The Precepts is one way to develop strength of character. We each need boundaries in our lives and The Precepts offer boundaries to all who take them into themselves. This does not happen over night and a degree of maturity is required to see The Precepts as guides and principles rather than brittle “cookie cutter” rules. Moral disciple is a dynamic and fluid aspect of being that moves within the Two Truths: the Truth of the absolute and the Truth of the relative. Absolutely there is no living or dying, relatively, there is nothing but living and dying.