The following is adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999:
The next branch involves [making] confession. From beginningless time, throughout countless life-times, we amassed negative karma and non virtue [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Enlightened Courage” by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:
As a preliminary to this teaching, we must consider three things: the preciousness of being born a human being, the fact of impermanence and the problem of samsaric existence.
We are at the moment in possession of a precious human [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Treasury of Precious Qualities” by Jigme Lingpa:
There are ten ways of behaving, related to body, speech and mind, that are to be abandoned.
To begin with, there are three physical acts: killing, taking what is not given, and sexual misconduct. These are followed by four negative actions [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Naked Awareness” by Karma Chagme with commentary by Gyaltrul Rinpoche:
Homage to Avalokitesvara!
A rough explanation of actions and their consequences has been presented in the preliminaries to the instructions on the profound practical teachings of Avalokitesvara, but it is difficult to gain from that more than a [...]