About Vows

In the context of dharma, vows are solemn promises or commitments made by practitioners to uphold specific ethical guidelines or spiritual practices. These vows serve as guiding principles for moral conduct and spiritual growth, often aligning with Buddhist precepts or codes of conduct. Vows are undertaken voluntarily and may vary in scope and intensity, ranging from personal commitments to broader societal responsibilities. Adhering to vows cultivates discipline, integrity, and mindfulness, facilitating progress on the path towards enlightenment and liberation.
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