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Seven Points for Training the Mind
Seven Points for Training the Mind

Seven Points for Training the Mind

by Geshe Chekawa

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Language

English

Publisher

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

ISBN

9789383441334 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 202

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Geshe Chekawa
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Ruth Sonam
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 202
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789383441334

Description

Of the many mind training texts that exist, Geshe Chekawa’s Seven Points for Training the Mind is one of the most complete. The mind training tradition that developed in Tibet has its source in the words of the great Indian masters Nagarjuna and Shantideva. This particular text expands on the Tibetan master Geshe Langritangpa’s Eight Verses for Training the Mind.

Although it was written in the twelfth century, Geshe Chekawa’s advice is as relevant today as it was then because human nature has remained much the same. The text provides us with the means to transform our attitudes, gain increased mental control, develop a deeper understanding of reality and greater love, compassion and kindness towards others. Remarkably, the commitments and precepts set out by the author act as pertinent guidelines for a less stressful and more harmonious life in today’s world.

Contents

Contents

Publisher’s Note
A Tribute
Introduction
Prologue

1. The Preliminaries for Training the Mind
Thinking about the preciousness of our human life
Thinking about impermanence and the imminence of death
Thinking about actions and their effects
2. Training in the Spirit of Enlightenment
3. Turning Adverse Circumstances into the Path to Enlightenment
4. The Practices of a Lifetime Subsumed
5. The Criterion of Success in Training the Mind
6. The Commitments for Training the Mind
7. The Precepts for Training the Mind
Further Explanation of Selflessness

Appendix
The Eight Verses for Training the Mind
Seven Points for Training the Mind
The Root text in Tibetan

Notes

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