Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 22-24

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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.

  • The miracles that the Buddha displayed when he was repeatedly challenged to a competition of miraculous powers
  • Auxiliary vows 21-23 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of joyous effort. Abandon:
    • 22. Not dispelling the three types of laziness (sloth, attraction to destructive actions, and self-pity and discouragement).

    • 23. With attachment, spending time idly talking and joking.

  • Auxiliary vows 24-26 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of meditative stabilization. Abandon:
    • 24. Not seeking the means to develop concentration, such as proper instructions and the right conditions necessary to do so. Not practicing the instructions once you have received them.

    18 Bodhisattva Ethical Restraints: Auxiliary Precepts #22-24 3-8-12

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