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Himalayan HermitessThe Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun$
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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195152999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.001.0001

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Religious Commitment

Religious Commitment

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(p.175) Chapter Nine Religious Commitment
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Himalayan Hermitess
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Schaeffer Kurtis R.

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0016

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

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