The Different Bodhisattva Vows

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The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by Dharmasherab » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:57 pm

How many different types of Bodhisattva Vows are there?

I would like to know the various Bodhisattva vows taken in schools of Mahayana (Pureland, Tientai/Tendai, Nichiren, Chan/Zen/Seon/Thien) as well in Vajrayana (Sakya, Kagyu, Nyingma, Gelug, Shingon, Ari, Newar, Tangmi, Azhaliism).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva_vow

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Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by Ayu » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:37 pm

I think, these are for Vajrayana in general.
Root vows: https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... attva-vows
Secondary vows: https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... attva-vows
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Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by crazy-man » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:26 pm

bodhisattva vow of the Brahmajāla Sūtra by Kumarajiva
http://setradise.com/books/brahma-net-s ... -net-sutra

Bodhisattvabhumi of the Yogācārabhūmi Śāstra by Asanga
http://www.downloads.prajnaquest.fr/Boo ... e_1930.pdf

Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow by Chandragomin
http://www.bodhicitta.net/Chandragomin% ... verses.htm

Bodhisattva Vow by Shantideva
http://www.bodhicitta.net/Shantideva-chap-3.htm

Bodhisattva Precepts by Yin Shun

Bodhisattva Precepts (Jukai) by Dogen

Four Vows of the Bodhisattva
https://sites.google.com/site/buddhismf ... attva-vows

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisatt ... attvabhumi

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Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:11 am

Dharmasherab wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:57 pm
I would like to know the various Bodhisattva vows taken in schools of Mahayana (Pureland, Tientai/Tendai, Nichiren, Chan/Zen/Seon/Thien) as well in Vajrayana (Sakya, Kagyu, Nyingma, Gelug, Shingon, Ari, Newar, Tangmi, Azhaliism).
I think what he's talking about is that the vajrayana schools of the himalayas use bodhisattva vows which come from Mairteya and Asanga.
The chinese mahayana bodhisattva vows on the other hand come from the braham net sutra.

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Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by Bristollad » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:11 am
Dharmasherab wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:57 pm
I would like to know the various Bodhisattva vows taken in schools of Mahayana (Pureland, Tientai/Tendai, Nichiren, Chan/Zen/Seon/Thien) as well in Vajrayana (Sakya, Kagyu, Nyingma, Gelug, Shingon, Ari, Newar, Tangmi, Azhaliism).
I think what he's talking about is that the vajrayana schools of the himalayas use bodhisattva vows which come from Mairteya and Asanga.
The chinese mahayana bodhisattva vows on the other hand come from the braham net sutra.
Alex Berzin wrote:The late 10th-century Indian master Atisha received this particular version of the bodhisattva vows from his Sumatran teacher Dharmakirti (Dharmapala) of Suvarnadvipa, which he later transmitted to Tibet. This version derives from the Sutra of Akashagarbha (Nam-mkha'i snying-po mdo, Skt. Akashagarbhasutra), as cited in Compendium of Trainings (bSlabs-btus, Skt. Shikshasamuccaya), compiled in India by Shantideva in the 8th century. All Tibetan traditions currently follow it, while the Buddhist traditions deriving from China observe variant versions of the bodhisattva vows.
From the article already linked to above by Ayu.

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Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:54 am

Bristollad wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 am
From the article already linked to above by Ayu.
Check this out:
http://kagyuoffice.org/the-gyalwang-kar ... eive-them/
. In The Ornament of Precious Liberation, Gampopa describes one lineage as stemming from noble Manjushri and passing down through Master Nagarjuna and Master Shantideva, and the other lineage as coming from noble Maitreya and descending through Master Asanga and Master Serlingpa.
So it seems that there are two versions of the boddhisattva vows in tibet. one from asanga (yogacara) and the second from manjushri (madyahmaka).

The Berzin quote makes it out like the lineage goes: santideva to serlingpa (dharmakirti) to atisha. But the passage from the karmapa site, sure does make it seem like santideva vows are one lineage and the asanga-serligpa vows are another.
This makes some sense as santideva himself was a manjushri devotee and followed the pransangika.

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Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

Post by Bristollad » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:38 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:54 am
Bristollad wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 am
From the article already linked to above by Ayu.
Check this out:
http://kagyuoffice.org/the-gyalwang-kar ... eive-them/
. In The Ornament of Precious Liberation, Gampopa describes one lineage as stemming from noble Manjushri and passing down through Master Nagarjuna and Master Shantideva, and the other lineage as coming from noble Maitreya and descending through Master Asanga and Master Serlingpa.
So it seems that there are two versions of the boddhisattva vows in tibet. one from asanga (yogacara) and the second from manjushri (madyahmaka).

The Berzin quote makes it out like the lineage goes: santideva to serlingpa (dharmakirti) to atisha. But the passage from the karmapa site, sure does make it seem like santideva vows are one lineage and the asanga-serligpa vows are another.
This makes some sense as santideva himself was a manjushri devotee and followed the pransangika.
I don't read Berzin's quote to say that. My understanding of it is the source of the vows is the Akashagarbhasutra which is cited by Shantideva in his Compendium of Trainings. Atisha recieved these vows from his teacher Serlingpa and passed them on to his students. While there may be different lineages (the quote from the Karmapa's website), the vows followed in Tibet by all 4 traditions are the same.

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