Vinaya of the seven recent Buddhas

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2013.

  • Description of the seven Buddhas of the past and this fortunate eon
  • Elaborating the verse from each vinaya of the seven Buddhas, such as fortitude, wisdom, slander/envy
  • How the scope of a precept becomes detailed in vinaya, e.g., lying, killing
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Just as a person with a clear eyesight
Can avoid a treacherous road,
So a wise person in the world
Can avoid all unwholesomeness.

That is the vinaya of Tathagata Sikhin, the unattached one, the fully enlightened one.

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