Bodhisattva secondary misdeeds 1-9

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Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • The four binding factors for losing vows and four powers for strengthening weakened vows
  • Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching generosity:
    • Not making offerings to the Three Jewels through the three gateways of our bodies, speech, and minds
    • Following out our desirous minds
    • Not showing respect to our elders
    • Not answering those who ask us questions
    • Not accepting when invited as a guest
    • Not accepting material gifts
    • Not giving the Dharma to those who wish to learn
  • Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching ethical conduct:
    • Ignoring those with shattered ethics
    • Not upholding moral training for the sake of others’ faith

You can access Alex Berzin’s explanation of the secondary misdeeds here.

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