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.
- 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:
6. Not accepting gifts of money, gold, or other precious substances that others offer to you.
7. Not giving the Dharma to those who desire it.