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40. All corrections are made in one way

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

Some who are under Māra’s influence fail to develop confidence in this spiritual practice. They experience the false perceptions of misguided meditation practice, with thoughts like: “Since I began practicing mind training, illnesses have increased, harms from demons have increased, people have become more hostile, and afflictions such as self-grasping have increased as well.” Based on such thoughts, or for no particular reason, they lose enthusiasm for mind training and are in danger of turning away. When this happens, you should become aware of it right there and then and think, “A misguided meditative practice has arisen in me.” With a second thought you should reflect, “There must be many beings like me in the universe whose thoughts have deviated from [true] Dharma practice,” and take all of these [deviations] upon yourself and offer your body, wealth, and virtues to others. Imagine that because of this, the thoughts of those others turn toward the Dharma, and these others enter the unmistaken path.

“A Commentary on the “Seven-Point Mind Training” by Sé Chilbu Chökyi Gyaltsen (1121– 89), in Mind Training: The Great Collection translated by Thupten Jinpa

Opaque watercolor and ink on cotton; overall: 94.6 x 69.2 cm (37 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Eleven-Headed, Thousand-Armed Bodhisattva of Compassion (Avalokiteshvara), c. 1500. Western Tibet. Opaque watercolor and ink on cotton; overall: 94.6 x 69.2 cm (37 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

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