Source of 4 Great Vows

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Nicholas Weeks
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Source of 4 Great Vows

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:38 pm

On top of page 17 of The Teaching of Buddha is a quote that sounds very much like the Four Great Vows; even allowing for the paraphrasing in this book. The source is given as the mahayana-jataka-cittabhumi-pariksa-sutra. Anyone seen an english translation of this work?

Or maybe someone knowing it could confirm or disprove this passage being in this sutra. It begins: "When Buddha decided to break from the worldly life, he made four great vows..."

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