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

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One Dharma is to expel completely The self, which is the root of faults. 2. One Dharma is to hold and grasp Others, who are the source of fine qualities. These two Dharmas which exhaust remedies Are needed to control barbarity They are necessary in these deteriorating times In order to bear patiently evil associates and mistaken practices. To be brief, because the whole. basis of mind training is summarized in the two ideas of completely dismissing concern for your own welfare and totally taking in hand the welfare of others, 62 chis sraremem of rhese rwo ideas concludes the com me mary.

2. 3. 4. There's a great counteTWeight for comfort There's a great way to terminate suffering There is fulfillment in the most undesirable And evzJ views can be grasped as wholesome. These four Dharmas which are remedies to co"ect mistukes Are needed to control barbarity The)" 11re necessary in these deteriorating times In order to bear patiently evzJ associates and mistaken pructices. 61 1. and comfortable in body and mind, the desire for non-Dharma activity comes. But happiness exhibits no substance when you look ar the nature of the frame of mind called "being happy".

Faith and respect for your guru should not be destroyed, since all the fine qualities of the Mahayana Dharma depend on him. The will to meditate on mind training should not be destroyed, since mind training is the very heart of Mahayana Dharma. The precepts of the three ordinations should nor be destroyed. Make the three inseparable from virtue. You should always abandon unskillful action and never be separated from the roots of virtue in three ways, physically, verbally, and mentally. · Train impartiaUy in every area; it's important To have trained deeply and pervasively in everything.

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