Lojong Slogan Generator

53. Don’t fluctuate

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

You should not vacillate in your enthusiasm for practice. If you sometimes practice and other times do not, that will not give birth to certainty in the dharma. Therefore, don’t think too much. Just concentrate one-pointedly on mind training.

Chögyam Trungpa, Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk satin ground; overall: 44 x 21.5 cm (17 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Thangka with the Seventh Bodhisattva, 1368 – 1424, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk satin ground; overall: 44 x 21.5 cm (17 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Lojong Slogan Generator

33. Don’t make insincere comments

  • This is the Eleventh Slogan/Instruction of Point Six, which consists of sixteen instructions.
  • Point Six is “The Disciplines of Mind Training”

 

Although the lojong commentaries vary, this slogan can basically be understood in two different ways. The first way of understanding it is based on the observation that human beings have a tendency to take pleasure in identifying other people’s weak points and exploiting them for their own benefit. …

The second way of understanding this slogan is based on the recognition that since we have the impulse to say hurtful things to others, we often attempt to do it in an underhanded way that doesn’t immediately appear hurtful.

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

Iron alloy with gold and silver inlay; overall: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Ritual Flaying Knife (kartika/drigug), c. 1407-1410. Sino-Tibetan, Derge School, Yongle period (1403-1427). Iron alloy with gold and silver inlay; overall: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art