Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 12-15

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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.

  • Auxiliary vows 8-16 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of ethical discipline. Abandon:
    • 12. Willingly accepting things that either yourself or others have obtained by any of the wrong livelihoods of hypocrisy, hinting, flattery, coercion or bribery.

    • 13. Being distracted by and having a strong attachment to amusement, or without any beneficial purpose leading others to join in distracting activities.

    • 14. Believing and saying that followers of the Mahayana should remain in cyclic existence and not try to attain liberation from delusions.

    • 15. Not abandoning destructive actions which cause you to have a bad reputation.

14 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints: Auxiliary Precepts #12-15 2-23-12

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