Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 26-29

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

  • Auxiliary vows 24-26 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of meditative stabilization. Abandon:
    • 26. Seeing the good qualities of the taste of meditative stabilization and becoming attached to it.

  • Auxiliary vows 27-34 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of wisdom. Abandon:
    • 27. Abandoning the scriptures or paths of the Fundamental Vehicle as unnecessary for one following the Mahayana.

    • 28. Exerting effort principally in another system of practice while neglecting the one you already have, the Mahayana.

    • 29. Without a good reason, exerting effort to learn or practice the treatises of non-Buddhists which are not proper objects of your endeavor.

22 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints: Auxiliary Precepts #26-29 4-3-12

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