Monthly Archives: July 2012

8th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not be stingy or encourage others to be stingy. I should not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of stinginess. As a Bodhisattva, whenever destitute persons come for help, I should … Continue reading

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7th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I shall not praise myself and speak ill of others, or encourage others to do so. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of praising myself and disparaging others.   As a … Continue reading

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6th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not broadcast the misdeeds or infractions of Bodhisattva-clerics or Bodhisattva-laypersons, or of other monks and nuns, nor encourage others to do so. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma … Continue reading

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5th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not trade in intoxicants or encourage others to do so. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of trafficking in any intoxicant whatsoever, for intoxicants are the causes and … Continue reading

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4th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not use false words and speech, or encourage others to lie or lie by expedient means. I must not involve myself in the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of lying, saying that … Continue reading

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3rd Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not engage in licentious acts or encourage others to do so. I must not have sexual relations with any persons, be they human, animal, divine, or spiritual, nor create the causes, conditions, … Continue reading

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2nd Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not steal or encourage others to steal, steal by expedient means, or steal by means of incantation or deviant mantras. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of stealing. … Continue reading

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