Religious Commitment

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152999
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849932 | DOI:
Religious Commitment

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This chapter relates how Orgyan Chokyi upheld her religious commitment through the body, speech, and mind. Coming once again to her rocky cave, Chokyi had only pure thoughts. The causes of being born in hell are not tending to the profound (teaching of) cause and effect and, in particular, breaking one's religious commitment and vows. In all of the sayings of the victorious Buddha there are discussions of the commitments and vows. Chokyi thought that if she preserved her vow and commitment day and night she would not have to repent when death came. Chokyi had great faith in being able to maintaining the vow through purification. She had great faith in this teaching, which aimed to preserve good conduct in body, speech, and mind. On the eighth day, the fourteenth, the fifteenth, the thirtieth, the Gutor purification day as well as other holidays, Orgyan Chokyi took a vow of purification.

Keywords: Orgyan Chokyi; commitment; body; speech; mind; cave; vows; Buddha; purification

Chapter.  1918 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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