Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints. The talks from March 7-10, 2012, are concurrent with the teachings on Nagarjuna given by Guy Newland, which are often referred to in the teachings.
- The miracles that the Buddha displayed when he was repeatedly challenged to a competition of miraculous powers
- Auxiliary vows 21-23 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of joyous effort. Abandon:
22. Not dispelling the three types of laziness (sloth, attraction to destructive actions, and self-pity and discouragement).
23. With attachment, spending time idly talking and joking.
- Auxiliary vows 24-26 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of meditative stabilization. Abandon:
24. Not seeking the means to develop concentration, such as proper instructions and the right conditions necessary to do so. Not practicing the instructions once you have received them.