[Buddha-l] Re: Karma and ethics

Richard P. Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Fri May 27 21:35:44 MDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 04:10 +0100, Stephen Hodge wrote:

> So much confusion arises through sloppy translation, thus giving rise to 
> prolonged discussions about a phantom issue.  The so-called vow in Tantra is 
> samaya and the so-called vow in Pure land is pra.nidhaana, and the so-called 
> vow in the Vinaya is something else which I can't remember right now. 

One of the terms used by Vasubandhu in his discussion of karma is
samaadaanam (samādānam), which in his discussion covers taking monastic
vows and following precepts.

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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