PRECEPT 1. A prescribed rule of conduct or action; instruction or direction. 2. Instruction or direction regarding a given course of action, especially a maxim in morals. The basis and source of a belief system. (Study Series 3) 3. A substitute for you. It is a substitute of your perception, because you've perceived through the precept. Precepts are the basis for all study problems. The basic thing about a precept is it is a form of not being there. The precept is there, and you're not. (Lecture: "Comprehension of Precepts," January 22, 1993)
The second question is - should I replace them with more positive postulates or that would be wrong thing to do in the long run, since it would also become something that replaces my actual Being?
2. to claim or assume the existence or truth of, especially as a basis for reasoning or arguing. 3. to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.