By Kelsang Gyatso

ISBN-10: 0948006242

ISBN-13: 9780948006241

Constructing unconditional love and compassion for all dwelling beings is the guts of Buddhist perform. The strong tools of teaching the brain published during this booklet, which advisor us in the direction of a common compassion, were used for hundreds of years to unravel day-by-day difficulties or even psychological and actual ailments. during this very hot rationalization of the prestigious Mahayana Buddhist textual content, education the brain in Seven issues, Geshe Kelsang additionally explains with ideal readability how all lifestyles occasions, even the main tough, might be reworked into possibilities for non secular improvement, and offers us with an integral spouse for our day by day lifestyles.

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The beings in the hot hells receive cooling rain, those in the cold hells receive w arm ing sun­ shine, h u n g ry ghosts receive food and drink, animals receive w isdom, hum ans fulfil all their wishes and needs, dem i-gods receive peace and satisfaction, and gods gain freedom. We develop the conviction that they are all fully satisfied and experiencing uncontam inated bliss; and we generate a feeling of great joy at their newly fo u n d h ap ­ piness. We then m aintain this feeling of joy by m editating single-pointedly on it for as long as possible.

W ere the objects of these practices? O ther living beings. W ithout them we w ould not have been able to create the causes of a hum an rebirth. It is through their kindness that we have attained this precious hum an life, which is more m eaningful than a w hole universe full of jewels. O ur day-to-day needs are provided through the kindness of others. We brpught nothing w ith us from our former lives, yet as soon as we were born we were given a home, food, clothes, and everything we needed - all provided by the kindness of others.

The unfindability of the m ind through investigation is a clear indi­ cation that it does not exist from its own side. We should meditate for as long as possible w ith single­ pointed concentration on this emptiness, or lack of inherent existence, of the mind. This meditation is called 'close place­ ment of mindfulness of the mind'. In the same way we can examine our feelings and meditate single-pointedly with mindfulness on their lack of inherent existence. This m edi­ tation is called 'close placement of mindfulness of feelings'.

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