1 2 3 45 6 7 8http://www.ymba.org/bns/bnsframe.htm
After I informed the Assembly of my intention to lecture on the Brahma Net Sutra, a laywoman asked,
"Master, I havenot yet received the Bodhisattva Precepts. Would you still allow me to attend the lectures and listen to your explanations?"
I replied, "Of course, by all means. If I were lecturing on the Bhiksu/Bhiksuni precepts, you would not be permitted to attend, even if you requested it with utmost sincerity. However, as far as the Bodhisattva Precepts are concerned, I hope that you and all your friends can come and listen; the more people, the better.
Listening to the Precepts not only does not violate the rules of discipline, it in fact helps to awaken the Bodhi Mind and develop the precepts of the Buddha Nature inherent in all of us." (Elder Master Yen-p'ei, Singapore, ca 1969)
sangyey wrote:Will, I checked this out from a previous post you had posted
The Book of Bodhisattva Precepts
Pehaps from Asanga's Bodhisattva Bhumi's
Did the initial link originate from the Budddha and then the other link The Book of Bodhisattva Precepts originate as more of an elaboration from Meitreya or Asanga. Is that how it should be undertood?
sangyey wrote:Hi all,
I wanted to post this inquiry as I am interested in learning how the Bodhissatva Vows are different than those in the Tibetan Tradition.
sangyey wrote:Does EA Buddhism make a distinction between aspiring and engaging bodhicitta?
jmlee369 wrote:Hi there,
As mentioned by previous posters, the Yogacarabhumi bodhisattva vows (precepts) from Asanga/Maitreya are common to both traditions. I've uploaded a vow-by-vow document comparing the actual contents, matching vows from both traditions to their corresponding ones. However, due to my limited Chinese skills, errors are definitely possible. The English bodhisattva vows are from the Tibetan tradition, taken from the FPMT's Bodhisattva Vows booklet. The Chinese is from Fayun Monastery's compilation of the vows. The Chinese expression of the vows are much more detailed, especially featuring the various exception for when the vow is not violated, but the rough essence of the vows are the same. In addition to the Mahayana Brahmajala (Brahma Net) Sutra bodhisattva vows and the Yogacarabhumi bodhisattva vows, the Chinese tradition also transmits the Upasaka Precept Sutra (優婆塞戒經) bodhisattva vows in some cases (The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas being one case). The vows can be read here: http://www.drby.net/attachments/035_The%20Bodhisattva%20Precepts%20for%20Laypeople%20-%20English.pdf