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Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 36-38

Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Auxiliary vows 36-38

Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints given at Sravasti Abbey in 2012.

  • Auxiliary vows 35-46 are to eliminate obstacles to the morality of benefiting others. Abandon:
    • 36. Avoiding taking care of the sick
    • 37. Not alleviating the sufferings of others.
    • 38. Not explaining what is proper conduct to those who are reckless.

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.