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

Point One: The Preliminaries
  1. First, train in the preliminaries
Point Two: The Actual Practice: The Cultivation of Bodhicitta
  1. Regard all phenomena as dreams
  2. Examine the nature of unborn awareness
  3. Even the remedy is free to self-liberate
  4. Rest in the natural state, the basis of all
  5. In post meditation, be a child of illusion
  6. Train in taking and sending alternatively, these two should ride the breath
  7. Three objects, three poisons, three seeds of virtue
  8. Use sayings to train in all forms of activity
  9. Begin the sequence of exchange with yourself
Point Three: Transforming Adversity into the Path of Awakening
  1. When beings and the world are full of evil, transform unfavorable circumstances into the path of enlightenment
  2. Drive all blames into one
  3. Meditate on the great kindness of everyone
  4. To see confusion as the four kayas, the protection of emptiness is unsurpassable
  5. The four applications are the best method
  6. Immediately join whatever you meet with meditation
Point Four: Maintaining the Practice for the Duration of Our Lives
  1. A summary of the essential instructions, train in the five powers
  2. The Mahayana instructions on how to die are the five powers
Point Five: Measuring the Success of Mind Training
  1. All Dharma has a single purpose
  2. Of the two judges, rely on the principal one
  3. Always have the support of a joyful mind
  4. You are proficient if you can practice even when distracted
Point Six: The Commitments of Mind Training
  1. Always practice the three general principles
  2. Change your attitude, but remain natural
  3. Don’t talk about others’ weak points
  4. Don’t think about the affairs of others
  5. Work on the stronger disturbing emotions first
  6. Give up all hope for results
  7. Give up poisonous food
  8. Don’t rely on your good nature
  9. Don’t react on impulse to critical remarks
  10. Don’t wait in ambush
  11. Don’t make insincere comments
  12. Don’t shift a ‘zo’s burden to an ox
  13. Don’t aim to win
  14. Don’t put exchange value on things
  15. Don’t turn gods into demons
  16. Don’t seek others’ pain as a means to happiness
Point Seven: Guidelines for Mind Training
  1. All spiritual practices should be done with one intention
  2. All corrections are made in one way
  3. At the beginning and at the end, two things to be done
  4. Whichever of the two occurs, be patient
  5. Observe these two, even at risk of your life
  6. Learn the three difficult points
  7. Acquire the three root causes
  8. Don’t allow three things to diminish
  9. Make the three inseparable
  10. Train in all areas without partiality
  11. Always meditate on difficult points
  12. Don’t depend on external conditions
  13. This time, practice the important points
  14. Avoid misunderstandings
  15. Don’t fluctuate
  16. Train wholeheartedly
  17. Find freedom through investigation and examination
  18. Don’t expect gratitude
  19. Don’t react impulsively with anger or irritation
  20. Don’t be like an open book
  21. Don’t expect people to make a fuss over what you are doing

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