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10th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I shall not disparage the Triple Jewel or encourage others to do so. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of slander. If I hear but a single word of slander against … Continue reading

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9th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not harbor anger or encourage others to be angry. I should not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of anger. As a disciple of the Buddha, I must be compassionate and … Continue reading

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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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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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1st Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I shall not kill, encourage others to kill, kill by expedient means, praise killing, rejoice at witnessing killing, or kill through incantation or deviant mantras. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or … Continue reading

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Patience, revisited

When we perceive our impatience as impatience —lack of peace— we can begin to address it. As long as we give it some other meaning, and an external cause, we cannot address it.   There are conditions in which our lack … Continue reading

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