Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows

Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows

by Pema Wangyi Gyalpo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0861710835

ISBN-13: 9780861710836

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA

All religions teach codes of ethical behavior. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an indispensable exposition of the three sets of vows that are central to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows of the esoteric…  See more details below

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All religions teach codes of ethical behavior. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an indispensable exposition of the three sets of vows that are central to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows of the esoteric path of tantra.

Here, the late Dudjom Rinpoche provides his authoritative commentary on the role of ethics and morality in Buddhist practice, outlining in detail the meaning and scope of the vows, and giving practical advice on maintaining the vows as supportive tools in the journey toward enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861710836
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,403,416
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Translator's Note
The Commentary, Including the Root Text1
First: The Initial Virtue3
Second: The Intermediate Virtue7
Ch. 1A Brief Explanation of the Stages of the Main Teaching7
Ch. 2An Explanation of the Pratimoksa-Vinaya14
Ch. 3The Bodhisattva Vows63
Ch. 4Secret Mantra100
Ch. 5An Explanation of How to Practice the Three Vows Together Without Conflict141
Third: The Concluding Virtue149
Commentator's Note153
Translation of the Root Text, Ascertaining the Three Vows155
Outline of the Commentary175
Notes191

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