Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows by Dudjom Rinpoche

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By Dudjom Rinpoche

All religions train codes of moral habit. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an necessary exposition of the 3 units of vows which are vital to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of person liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows of the esoteric direction of tantra.

Here, the overdue Dudjom Rinpoche offers his authoritative observation at the position of ethics and morality in Buddhist perform, outlining intimately the that means and scope of the vows, and giving sensible suggestion on keeping the vows as supportive instruments within the trip towards enlightenment.

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Otherwise, the practice of acceptance and abandonment is identical to that of the fully ordained. Similar to "owning," possessing unstitched fabric for thirty days; similar to "separating," separating in the monastery; similar to "harboring," harboring is permitted. Abandoning owning an extra saffron robe, owning two begging bowls, being apart from one's saffron robe, digging in the soil, touching precious jewels, touching fire, eating after completing a meal, climbing a tree higher than a human, cutting grass or a growing tree or plant, eating food that has not been offered, urinating or defecating upon grass, eating stored or leftover food, and destroying seeds that are unsuitable for planting (but that have been blessed or offered) are the thirteen precepts that a novice is exempt from maintaining.

Finally, in the case of a downfall or damaged vow, the methods of restoration will be revealed. 5. A recapitulation of the first chapter: This general explanation of rhe srages of the main reaching completes the recapitulation of the first chapter. This recapitulation is simply a way of reiterating the theme of the first chapter, which serves the purpose of preparing the reader for the main subject to be covered in the remaining four chapters. II. An extensive explanation of the nature and training of each of the three vows in three divisions, which comprise the second, third, and fourth chapters: A.

The first remainder is to lose one's semen and experience physical bliss. The root text mentions "excluding the three orifices" (anus, mouth, or vagina), because these three orifices are mentioned already in the category of root downfalls. The remainder occurs if, through masturbation or contact with the body of another, one loses one's semen with a desirous mind and a capable male organ. The second is to experience bliss by touching, with an attached mind, the bare skin or hair of a woman. The third is to openly speak about sex with a female who has the ability to understand what is being said.

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