Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows

Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows

by Pema Wangyi Gyalpo
     
 

Perfect Conduct is a translation of an ancient exposition of the three levels of moral codes in Tibetan Buddhism: the vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the enlightenment of all beings; and the vows of tantra, the esoteric practice of Mahayana practice. Here, for the first time, a comprehensive

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Perfect Conduct is a translation of an ancient exposition of the three levels of moral codes in Tibetan Buddhism: the vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the enlightenment of all beings; and the vows of tantra, the esoteric practice of Mahayana practice. Here, for the first time, a comprehensive explanation of these vows is presented with teachings on how to practice them in everyday life. From the author of The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism and supreme head of the Nyingma tradition until his death in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861710836
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
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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