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Lions Roar : November 2017
Treat Everyone as the Buddha A S A BUDDHIST TEACHER, I am often asked questions about meditation and profound Buddhist principles, like interdependence and emptiness. I am happy to share what I know on these topics. But I have noticed that people rarely ask me about ethics and how to live a virtuous life. It is true that meditation is important in the Buddhist tra- dition. There’s no question about that. The same can be said about studying Buddhist ideas and philosophies. But in many ways, ethics and virtue are the foundation of the Buddhist path. The Buddha himself lived a life of kindness, humility, and compassion. He fully embodied the teachings he gave, and the sangha that grew around him followed his example. There were many times when the students got off track and acted inap- propriately—sometimes hilariously so—but these incidents were used as opportunities to clarify important values and to show the community how to live a life of virtue. From the early days of Buddhism, ethical conduct was as central to the path as meditation, study, and contemplation. YONGEY MINGYUR RINPOCHE is a meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the guiding teacher of the Tergar Meditation Community, an international network of meditation groups. His books include The Joy of Living and Turning Confusion into Clarity. Ethics in Vajrayana Buddhism The teacher–student relationship in Vajrayana Buddhism is intense and com- plex. It is easy to misunderstand and can even be misused. The respected Tibetan teacher MINGYUR RINPOCHE explains Vajrayana ethics, how to find a genuine teacher, and what to do if a teacher crosses the line. ILLUSTRATIONS BY MEGUMI YOSHIDA LION’S ROAR | NOVEMBER 2017 36