Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 2-4

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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.

  • Being disrespected (due to prejudice) and showing respect
  • 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:
    • 2. Acting out selfish thoughts of desire to gain material possessions or reputation.

    • 3. Not respecting your elders (those who have taken the bodhisattva precepts before you have or who have more experience than you do).

    • 4. Not answering sincerely asked questions that you are capable of answering.

09 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints: Auxiliary Vows #2-4 2-7-12

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