Sadhu, Upasaka Akila Hettiarachchi! On this full-mond Uposatha today.
Everybody is able to walk the path upwards and this is the way. Those are the precepts of lay people, possible to be undertaken in "normal" life and hoods and guiding one on the eightfold path torward liberation.
Suttas: The 8 Precepts
These training rules are observed by laypeople during periods of intensive meditation practice and during uposatha (lunar observance) days. The Eight Precepts are based on the Five Precepts, with the third precept extended to prohibit all sexual activity and an additional three precepts that are especially supportive to meditation practice.
Should one come accross people discouraging one, remember:
"It's no gain for you, Sakyans. It's ill-gotten, that in this life so endangered by grief, in this life so endangered by death, you sometimes observe the eight-factored uposatha and sometimes don't.
Sakka Sutta: To the Sakyans (on the Uposatha)
Should you (one) have any questions, feel free to ask further here, in regard of refuge, and Silas.
(Note: This is a gift of Dhamma and not meant for commercial purpose or other wordily gains)