The benefit of vows

  We don’t like the sound of vows: we feel as if someone is forcing us into a corner, or that vows squash us down, or that we’ll get punished when we’re naughty and break them.   But if we think about it, when we learn to do anything,...

The power of vows

For the Buddha, vows play a huge role all the way from here to enlightenment. Because we have crazy ideas about religion we get nervous when we hear about a vow – we hear it as someone telling us what to do and if we don’t do it, we’ll get punished. Well, there’s no...