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Bodhisattva vow

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[[Image:Bodhisattva.JPG|frame|Bodhisattva sangha from the Longchen Nyingtik Field of Merit)] Bodhisattva vow (Tib. བྱང་སྡོམ་, Wyl. byang sdom) — the commitment to become a bodhisattva, one who works to lead all sentient beings to perfect enlightenment.

Traditions of Bodhisattva Vow

There are two main traditions of bodhisattva vow: the tradition of Profound View, coming from Nagarjuna, and the tradition of Vast Conduct, coming from Asanga. In Asanga's tradition the vows of bodhichitta in aspiration and bodhichitta in action are taken separately, whereas in Nagarjuna's tradition they are taken together.

How to Take the Bodhisattva Vow

The vow consists of the preliminary practices, main part and conclusion.

Further Reading

  • Bokar Rinpoche, Taking the Bodhisattva Vow (Clearpoint Press, 1991)
  • Geshe Sonam Rinchen, The Bodhisattva Vow, translated and edited by Ruth Sonam (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2000)
  • Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche, The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Five: Buddhist Ethics (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2003)
  • Ngari Panchen, Perfect Conduct: The Absolute Certainty of the Three Vows with commentary by Dudjom Rinpoche (Boston: Wisdom, 1996)
  • Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essential Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems, translated by Jared Rhoton (New York: SUNY, 2002)

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