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 +[[Image:​Bodhisattva.JPG|frame|[[Bodhisattva]] [[sangha]] from the [[Longchen Nyingtik]] Field of Merit]]
 +'''​Bodhisattva vow'''​ (Tib. [[བྱང་སྡོམ་]],​ [[Wyl.]] ''​byang sdom''​) — the commitment to become a [[bodhisattva]],​ one who works to lead all [[sentient beings]] to perfect [[enlightenment]].
  
 +==Traditions of Bodhisattva Vow==
 +There are two main traditions of bodhisattva vow: the tradition of '''​[[Profound View]]''',​ coming from [[Nagarjuna]],​ and the tradition of '''​[[Vast Conduct]]''',​ coming from [[Asanga]]. In Asanga'​s tradition the vows of [[bodhichitta in aspiration]] and [[bodhichitta in action]] are taken separately, whereas in Nagarjuna'​s tradition they are taken together.
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 +==How to Take the Bodhisattva Vow==
 +The vow consists of the preliminary practices, main part and conclusion.
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 +*The '''​preliminaries'''​ can consist of gathering the accumulations by means of the [[seven branch offering]], training the mind and giving away the [[three possessions]].
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 +*The '''​main part'''​ consists of taking the vows of bodhichitta in aspiration and action, either separately or together.
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 +*The '''​conclusion'''​ consists of rejoicing oneself and encouraging others to rejoice as well.
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 +==Further Reading==
 +*[[Bokar Rinpoche]], ''​Taking the Bodhisattva Vow''​ (Clearpoint Press, 1991)
 +*Geshe Sonam Rinchen, ''​The Bodhisattva Vow'',​ translated and edited by Ruth Sonam (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2000)
 +*Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche, ''​The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Five: Buddhist Ethics''​ (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2003)
 +*Ngari Panchen, ''​Perfect Conduct: The Absolute Certainty of the Three Vows with commentary by Dudjom Rinpoche''​ (Boston: Wisdom, 1996)
 +*Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, ''​A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essential Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems'',​ translated by Jared Rhoton (New York: SUNY, 2002)
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 +==Internal Links==
 +*[[Eighteen root downfalls]]
 +*[[Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow]]
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 +==External Links==
 +*{{LH|tibetan-masters/​patrul-rinpoche/​bodhisattva-vow|''​The Ritual for the Bodhisattva Vow according to the Tradition of Patrul Rinpoche''​ arranged by Chatral Rinpoche}}
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 +[[Category:​Key Terms]]
 +[[Category:​Vows and commitments]]
 +[[Category:​Bodhichitta]]
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