58. Don’t be like an open book

58. Don’t be like an open book

  • This is the Twentieth Slogan/Instruction of Point Seven, which consists of twenty-one instructions.
  • Point Seven is “Guidelines for Mind Training”

We don’t need to display every passing emotion, as if some kind of drama were going on every minute of the day. That approach is often confusing for other people. This Tibetan phrase literally means “letting everybody know whatever emotion we are feeling.”

Traleg Kyabgon, The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind

Miniature votive painting (tsai-kali); ink, color, and gold on paper; overall: 11.6 x 10.7 cm (4 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Preaching Sakyamuni, 1000s. Western Tibet, Toling Monastery. Miniature votive painting (tsai-kali); ink, color, and gold on paper; overall: 11.6 x 10.7 cm (4 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

58. Don’t be like an open book

58. Don’t be like an open book

  • This is the Twentieth Slogan/Instruction of Point Seven, which consists of twenty-one instructions.
  • Point Seven is “Guidelines for Mind Training”

We don’t need to display every passing emotion, as if some kind of drama were going on every minute of the day. That approach is often confusing for other people. This Tibetan phrase literally means “letting everybody know whatever emotion we are feeling.”

Traleg Kyabgon, The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind

Miniature votive painting (tsai-kali); ink, color, and gold on paper; overall: 11.6 x 10.7 cm (4 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Preaching Sakyamuni, 1000s. Western Tibet, Toling Monastery. Miniature votive painting (tsai-kali); ink, color, and gold on paper; overall: 11.6 x 10.7 cm (4 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art