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This English translation of those Buddhist texts permit the reader to get a inspiration of Mahayana moral idea and ethical perform.

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As translated by Rhys Davids & Oldenberg 1 8 8 5 : 342. 1 0. The ceremony for lay ordination is given by Sherburne 1 98 3 : 8 1 , n. 13 from the Vinaya - vas tu . This Chapter Three of Atis a l s Lamp of the Pa th is the best account of pratim oksa ethics from the late Indian point of view. For the pratimoksa code for' monks see Prebish 1 97 5 , Thakur 1 9 7 5 . See Prebish 1 979 for recent Vinaya scholarship. 1 1 . Ceremony outlined by Sherburne 1 97 6 : 237-38, other formal acts lis- Notes to Pages 1 2 - 1 9 m 41 ted 2 39-40.

7b . 2 ) To undert ake and proceed to train oneself in the essence o f ethics endowed with these four qualities, should be unders tood a s "whole­ som e , " because of benefit for oneself, benefit for others, benefit for m any people, pleasure for m any people, mercy for the world, and wel­ fare, benefit, and pleasure for divine and human beings. Because "mea­ sureless" comprehends the bodhisattva bases o f training, they should be understood as "imm easureable. " Because they are lived for the bene­ fit and pleasure of all sentient beings, they should b e understood to be "favorable to all sentient beings.

6 1 . R gyal-po-bka '-thang, Blon-po-bka '-thang (O-rgyan-gling-pa) 2 3 2 : 1 -2 , 7 9 7 : 2 , 8 3 1 , 806 : 6. 6 2. Lalou 1 9 5 3 : 3 1 9; see also Tucci 1 9 5 8 : 47-48n. 63. On the seven m o nks see Tucci 1 9 5 8 : 1 2-26; on works by Dpal­ brtsegs in the canon see ibid. 1 39 -4 1 . 64. See Bu-ston History 2 : 1 9 6-97, Tucci 1 9 5 8 : 50. 6 5. 6 - 2 0 9 . 1. 6 6 . Ibid. 209. 2 - 2 1 0. 2 . 6 7 . 7, 9 5b-96a, 1 05a. 68. Ibid. 1 1 4a-b, Ngag-dbang-rnam -rgyal 1 68. 5-6. On further deeds ] n anendra see Richardson JRAS 1 9 5 2 : 1 3 5 , Tucci 1 9 5 8 : 4 1 -43.

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