Regarding the training of our mind on action with mindfulness and awareness, there are the three shilas or precepts in the Mahayana discipline: to refrain from doing negative deeds, to accumulate positive deeds and to help beings.
Refraining from negative deeds is discussed in two points: how to maintain the purity of the actions of body, speech and mind; and how to maintain the training of abstaining from negative action.
With video BA5_34-44 Rinpoche gives a commentary on stanzas 34 to 44 of the fifth chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, covering the first of these two points.
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We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 5, which you can download here and in the Library section. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 175-177.
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