Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vow 18 and auxiliary vow 1

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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.

  • Four binding factors which need to be present for a complete transgression to occur
  • Vow 18 is to avoid:
    • Abandoning the two bodhicittas (aspiring and engaging).

  • Auxiliary vows 1-7 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of generosity and obstacles to the ethical discipline of gathering virtuous actions. Abandon:
    • 1. Not making offerings to the Three Jewels every day with your body, speech, and mind.

08 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints: Vow #18 & Four Binding Factors 2-2-12

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