Four universal vows
four universal vows
四弘誓願 (Jpn shigu-seigan )
Also, four great vows, or simply four vows. Vows that every bodhisattva makes when he or she first resolves to embark upon the Buddhist practice.
(1) to save innumerable living beings,
(2) to eradicate countless earthly desires,
(3) to master immeasurable Buddhist teachings, and
(4) to attain supreme enlightenment.