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Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vows 12-14

Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vows 12-14

Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints. The talks from January 3 through March 1, 2012, are concurrent with the 2011-2012 Vajrasattva Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • For the winter retreatants, a reminder of the preciousness of the opportunity to do retreat
  • Vows 12-14 are to avoid:
    • 12. Causing those who have entered the Mahayana to turn away from working for the full awakening of Buddhahood and encouraging them to work merely for their own liberation from suffering.

    • 13. Causing others to abandon completely their precepts of self-liberation and embrace the Mahayana.

    • 14. Holding and causing others to hold the view that the Fundamental Vehicle does not abandon attachment and other delusions.

Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vows 12-14 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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