Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vow 25

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Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints. The talks from March 7-10, 2012, are concurrent with the teachings on Nagarjuna given by Guy Newland, which are often referred to in the teachings.

  • Auxiliary vows 24-26 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of meditative stabilization. Abandon:
    • 25. Not abandoning the five obscurations which hinder meditative stabilization: excitement and regret, harmful thought, sleep and dullness, desire, and doubt.
      • Dullness and lethargy
      • Restlessness and regret
19 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints: Auxiliary Precept #25, Hindrances to Concentration 3-9-12

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