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By Longchen Rabjam

This paintings is the shortest of the well known Seven Treasuries set of texts through Longchenpa and is the single one composed solely in verse.

Writing as a non secular mentor giving suggestion to his scholars, Longchenpa distills the foundations underlying the whole diversity of Buddhist perform in four hundred stanzas, each one inclusive of six directions or items of recommendation. even supposing the later stanzas position larger emphasis at the Dzogchen method, introductory teachings and recommendation are interspersed through the e-book with profound directions at the nature of being itself and the final word point of fact. Longchenpa's uncompromising tone displays his dedication to the top recognition and to the welfare of these encouraged by means of his message.

Patrul Rinpoche exhorts us to learn the valuable Treasury of Pith directions: "Summarized in teams of six, the precise treasury of sacred Dharma distills the center essence of all pith directions. no matter if you have been to fulfill the particular triumphant One, wouldn't or not it's challenging to listen to teachings on such a great course all at once?"

This quantity contains an creation via Tulku Thondup Rinpoche and a foreword through Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.

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APPLYING THE DHARMA There are six kinds of intention to adopt when you apply the dharma to your personal experience: As you learn the dharma, your intention should be like that of a bee gathering nectar. As you contemplate it, your intention should be like that of someone seeking gold within ore. As you gain realization, your intention should be like that of someone actually holding the refined gold. As you develop familiarity with it, your intention should be like that of someone polishing the gold.

16 You spend your life doing so many things that have so little purpose. Ah! Please contemplate these points and put the sacred dharma into practice! " Pay wholehearted attention to these matters, contemplating them day and night. INTEGRATING YOUR MIND AND THE DHARMA There are six ways to integrate your mind and the dharma: If you wish to pur an end ro your desires, rely on a conrenred srate of mind. If you wish to put an end to your aversion to enemies, tame the anger within. If you wish to benefit others, make the arousal of bodhichitta part of your ongoing experience.

Those who are like grass that bends in the wind, trying to please everyone, cannot uphold their samaya. Those who are like snakes, steeped in viciousness and malice, cannot tame their minds. Those who are like monkeys, unable to sit still, cannot stay focused on their practice. Those who are like oxen, their intellects dull, cannot understand the dharma. It is thus vital to avoid being like any of these people and to practice! NOBLE RECIPIENTS OF THE TEACHINGS There are six ways to ensure that you will not turn out to he a poor recipient of the teachings: Avoid the doorway that leads to the ruin of a mind obsessed with this life.

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