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Tag: buddhist

Lojong 5:Rest in the nature of alaya, the essence

“The previous slogans undermined not only our fixed views of the substantiality of self and other, but also any attempt to hold onto that realization or even onto the realizer” ~ Judy Lief This slogan is about resting in stillness that is free from…

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Lojong Slogan 4: Self-liberate even the antidote

This is part 4 of the lojong series. Click the links to read the previous posts. Once we get clear on slogans two and three we have a tendency to cling to them. Slogan 4 asks that we not cling to the antidote- the…

Lojong Slogan 3: Examine the nature of Unborn Awareness

The real purpose of this slogan is to pull the rug out from under you in case you think you understood the previous slogan. ~Pema Chödrön Lojong slogan 3 is an examination of our inward world as opposed to looking outside ourselves as we…

Lojong Slogan 2: Regard all Dharmas as Dreams

Slogan 1 referred to the idea of going back to the start- why you wanted to begin on a path of spirituality and to stop sleepwalking through life. Slogan 2 therefore may seem a bit contradictory. However, the idea behind this slogan is to…

Lojong Slogan 1: Train in the Preliminaries

The first of the Lojong (mind training practice) slogans is to train in the preliminaries. Preparation for training the mind cannot be done only once though, it must be repeated often. It requires that we continually remind ourselves of why we decided on a…