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【What to do in between meditation sessions】
【By applying what you know, strive at whatever vow you have promised to observe, as this is the basis of everything. 】
In this process, what is the most important "basis"? We need to know this. The basis is the "vows" we observe. This vow is the ethical discipline we have taken. We need to strive to observe it, strive to observe it. The vow that is described here, we need to know that it does not just mean I have shaved my head and possess this appearance. Once you truly undertake the vows, there is a quintessence of the vows which is there even when you are not in action. Like that. The quintessence of the vows has the ability to naturally and spontaneously arise to prevent wrongdoings and stop non-virtue. That thing [i.e. quintessence of the vow] cannot be broken. If you are able to maintain it, then even when you are sleeping, it is still accumulating merit, and is accumulating merit at all times and places. Once it is broken, the effect is gone. This is the fundamental reason why meditative concentration and wisdom must be established on the vows of ethical discipline.