Root bodhisattva vows

The eighteen primary bodhisattva vows, taken either with a tantric empowerment or separately, which, if kept purely, act as a root for attaining enlightenment, and which, if fully transgressed, act as a root for rebirth in one of the worse rebirth states.

Tibetan: བྱང་སེམས་རྩ་ལྟུང་། byang-sems rtsa-ltung

Synonyms: Bodhisattva root downfalls

Other languages

Tiếng Việt: Bồ tát giới trọng

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