A Direct Path to Enlightenment by 'Jam-mGon Kong-sPrul

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Use the wealth to do virtue, use your influence constructively, and pray for all beings to have comfort and happiness. In short, be patient no matter whether you are well off or miserable. Observe two precepts even at the risk of life. Since all present and future happiness comes from preserving properly the committmenrs of both the general precepts of Dharma. and the particular precepts of mind training, keep these two committments even at the risk of life. Moreover, whatever you do. donĀ· t entertain concern for your own welfare; let only the mottvanon to help others preserve you.

Inverted rejoicing means to be glad when sorrow afflicts others and suffering afflicts your enemies, and not to take joy in virtue and the happiness and comfort of transcending the Cycle. You should completely and utterly desist from these six mverswns. Don't vacillate. Since sporadic application will not produce a definite understanding of Dharma, you should not be full of ideas, but tram one-pointedly in mind training. Train as though cut off. Train with a single concern, banishing your mind to mind training and having no association with distractions.

Hold principally to the testimony of mind itself. Always rely on just a happy frame of mind. Always being accompanied by a happy frame of mind, never giving rise to fear or despair no matter what adversity you encounter, but turning that into a companion for mental training is a measure of mental perfection. You should not just meditate joyfully on whatever adverse circumstances occur, but in addition, train in joyfully taking up all ;he troubles of others. 43 Even though you are distracted, if you can do it, it is still mind training.

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