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This text on mind training, called lo jong in Tibetan, was brought to Tibet by Atisha in the eleventh century. Atisha brought over 100 instructions to Tibet, this particular text being compiled by one of his students who condensed it into the present form of seven points. The present book contains seven chapters which deals with the preliminaries; the main practice; how to carry practice on to the path; practice of mind training in daily life; evaluation of mind training, commitment of mind training, guidelines of mind training. The book also contains the root text of seven points of mind training; notes; the glossary; glossary of Tibetan terms; bibliography; and an index. Contents: Foreword Introduction to Mind Training I. THE PRELIMINARIES : 1. The Visualization for Mind Training 2. The Four Ordinary Foundations : i. The Difficulty of Finding a Human Birth ii. Death and Impermanence iii. The Inherent Tragedies of Sam sara iv. The Infallible Law of Cause and Effect II. THE MAIN PRACTICE : 1. Absolute Bodhichitta : i. The Preliminary Practice ii. The Practice iii. The Post-Meditation Practice 2. Relative Bodhichitta : i. The Preliminary Practice ii. The Main Practice iii. The Post-Meditation Practice III. HOW TO CARRY PRACTICE ONTO THE PATH 1. The General Practice i. Relying on Relative Bodhichitta ii. Relying on Ultimate Bodhichitta 2. The Special Application of the Teaching : i. Accumulating Merit ii. The Confession of Negative Deeds iii. Making Offerings to Gods and Demons iv. Making Offerings to Dakinis and Protectors IV. PRACTICE OF MIND TRAINING IN DAILY LIFE : 1. Practicing Mind Training in this Lifetime i. Power of Determination ii. Power of Familiarization iii. Power of Virtuous Actions iv. Power of Recognition v. Power of Aspiration 2. Practicing Mind Training at the Time of Death : i. Power of Virtuous Seeds ii. Power of Aspiration iii. Power of Recognition iv. Power of Determination v. Power of Familiarization V. EVALUATION OF MIND TRAINING 1. Clinging to self as a Measure 2. Relying on yourself as a Measure 3. State of Mind as a Measure VI. COMMITMENTS OF MIND TRAINING : 1. Three General Principles : i. Not to Break Promises ii. Not to Act in an Outrageous Manner iii. Not to be one-sided 2. The Fifteen Specific Principles VII. GUIDELINES OF MIND TRAINING : 1. What to Reject 2. What to Adopt Conclusion The Root Text of Seven Points of Mind Training Glossary of Tibetan Terms Printed Pages: 106. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38097
Titel: The Seven Points of Mind Training
Verlag: Sri Satguru Publications
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Boston, Mass., USA Wisdom 0. Guter Zustand/Good Condition Sprache: Englisch 2nd Edition 1999 ; 96 pp. ; 23 cm Paperback. Artikel-Nr. 03.02.712