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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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