Three disciplines of a bodhisattva

From Rigpa Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The discipline of a bodhisattva is threefold (Tib. ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་གསུམ་, tsultrim sum, Wyl. tshul khrims gsum). It consists of:

  1. the discipline of restraining from evil activity, (Tib. ཉེས་སྤྱོད་སྡོམ་པའི་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་, nyechö dompé tsultrim; Wyl. nyes spyod sdom pa’i tshul khrims)
  2. the discipline of gathering virtue, (Tib. དགེ་བའི་ཆོས་སྡུད་པའི་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་, gewé chö düpé tsultrim; Wyl. dge ba'i chos dud kyi tshul khrims) and
  3. the discipline of bringing benefit to beings (Tib. སེམས་ཅན་དོན་བྱེད་པའི་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་,semchen dön jépé tsultrim; Wyl. sems can don byed kyi tshul khrims).[1]


  1. Khenpo Kunpal, The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, a detailed commentary on Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva, p.35. Translated by Padmakara Translation Group. Published by Shambhala. ISBN 978-1-59030-439-6, ISBN 978-1-59030-699-4

Internal Links