Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints given at Sravasti Abbey in 2012.
- Auxiliary vows 27-34 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of wisdom. Abandon:
34. Despising the spiritual mentor or the meaning of the teachings and relying instead on their mere words; that is, if a teacher does not express him/herself well, not trying to understand the meaning of what he/she says, but criticizing.
- Auxiliary vows 35-46 are to eliminate obstacles to the morality of benefiting others. Abandon:
35. Not helping those who are in need.