The Choice of Receiving Precepts
Someone may say, "I like to boast. I cannot receive the precept against lying." Well, that person can receive the other four precepts.
Another person may say,"I cannot promise not to kill Sometimes, unintentionally, I may kill ants and small bugs. If I kill them after receiving the precepts, my offenses will be greater." That person doesn't have to receive the precept against killing. In general, each person can do whatever he or she prefers, receiving one, two, three or up to five precepts. Just don't miss this opportunity.