Mahayana ethics guideline

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Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:03 am

Hello all,

i would like to as you a guideline on Mahayana ethics which go straight to the points. i'm not good with texts so i need some references from those more learned.

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Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by Zhen Li » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:43 am

There are bodhisattva precepts texts such as the Sutra on Upasaka Precepts and the Brahmajala Sutra. But I think every sutra has some comments on behaviour and activity of some kind.

As regards the practical aspects of the perfection of morality (śīlapāramitā), this does not differ markedly from non-Mahayana morality, however the important difference is more cognitive. Are you viewing activity as taking place on the part of a self and phenomena or are you transcending dualistic views?

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Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by Vasana » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:30 am

The Treasury of Knowledge: Buddhist Ethics v. 5 by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.

This covers ethics individually for all 9 Yanas.
'When alone, watch your mind. When with others, watch your speech'- Old Kadampa saying.

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Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:17 am

Zhen Li wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:43 am
There are bodhisattva precepts texts such as the Sutra on Upasaka Precepts and the Brahmajala Sutra. But I think every sutra has some comments on behaviour and activity of some kind.

As regards the practical aspects of the perfection of morality (śīlapāramitā), this does not differ markedly from non-Mahayana morality, however the important difference is more cognitive. Are you viewing activity as taking place on the part of a self and phenomena or are you transcending dualistic views?
Not one nor the other, regarding activity, and in general really, i'm relying in the fact that i can't find anything concrete, wich seems paradoxical to the initiative of activity but in reality is the only way for me to reach it; however, i'm seeking how to go towards perfection of activity, in terms of the best effect possible.

For example, buddhas words explain much better the conduct than a modern buddhist does. Buddha gives a prism of aspects in few words, modern buddhists gives a faceted aspect in an excesive amount of words.

So, im pretending collecting the dots on activity perfection, wich evidently involves the aprehension of ethics.
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Post by javier.espinoza.t » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:17 am

Vasana wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:30 am
The Treasury of Knowledge: Buddhist Ethics v. 5 by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.

This covers ethics individually for all 9 Yanas.
Found it, i will read some now
Thank you
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Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by Sentient Light » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:00 pm

Zhen Li wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:43 am
Sutra on Upasaka Precepts
This text is hugely important in my tradition. Thich Phap Hoa has been doing a video series (in Vietnamese) on the text for the past couple of years; he's on video 40-something, last I checked.
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Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:36 pm

Sentient Light wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Zhen Li wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:43 am
Sutra on Upasaka Precepts
This text is hugely important in my tradition. Thich Phap Hoa has been doing a video series (in Vietnamese) on the text for the past couple of years; he's on video 40-something, last I checked.
this is lays precepts, thanks!
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Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:57 pm

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:17 am
Vasana wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:30 am
The Treasury of Knowledge: Buddhist Ethics v. 5 by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.

This covers ethics individually for all 9 Yanas.
Found it, i will read some now
Thank you
pretty work. got a copy and it seems clearly structured. hope i understand it well! :twothumbsup:
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