Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 34-35

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Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints given at Sravasti Abbey in 2012.

  • Auxiliary vows 27-34 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of wisdom. Abandon:
    • 34. Despising the spiritual mentor or the meaning of the teachings and relying instead on their mere words; that is, if a teacher does not express him/herself well, not trying to understand the meaning of what he/she says, but criticizing.

  • Auxiliary vows 35-46 are to eliminate obstacles to the morality of benefiting others. Abandon:
    • 35. Not helping those who are in need.

24 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints Auxiliary Precepts #34-35 4-23-12

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