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Slogan 44: Train in the Three Difficulties

Train in the three difficulties is about dealing with your bad habits and difficult emotions. The original lojong slogan is the same and refers to the difficulties of breaking free of the behaviour that holds you back. The three difficulties are the three ways your habits can cause you problems. First is the difficulty of… Continue reading Slogan 44: Train in the Three Difficulties

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Slogan 43: Remember What’s at Stake

Remember what’s at stake is about walking your talk and remembering to focus on what matters to you most. In the context of this teaching, that’s your intention to wake up and help others. The original lojong slogan is: Observe these two, even at the risk of your life, the two being the refuge and… Continue reading Slogan 43: Remember What’s at Stake

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Slogan 42: Be Patient Either Way

Be patient either way is about accepting reality as it is and being patient no matter what happens in your life. The original lojong slogan is: Whichever of the two occurs, be patient, so whether things go well or badly, you should accept them as they are and be patient. When things go wrong it… Continue reading Slogan 42: Be Patient Either Way

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Slogan 41: Renew Your Commitment Each Day

Renew Your Commitment Each Day is about making an intention to be present and to do your best to help others. The original lojong slogan is: Two activities: one at the beginning, one at the end, which asks you to make this dedication at the start of the day, and then again at the end.… Continue reading Slogan 41: Renew Your Commitment Each Day

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Slogan 40: Remember Your Intention

Remember Your Intention follows from the previous slogan and asks you to remember to be present and to let go of your ego. The original lojong slogan is: Correct all wrongs with one intention – the ‘wrongs’ being when you fail to live up to your intention to wake up or when you feel stuck… Continue reading Slogan 40: Remember Your Intention

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Slogan 39: Have A Single Intention

Have a Single Intention is about remembering why you’re training your mind in meditation and compassion. The original lojong slogan is: All activities should be done with one intention. This intention is what underlies all your feelings, thoughts, and behaviour through the day. No matter what you’re doing, look at what’s going on in the… Continue reading Slogan 39: Have A Single Intention

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Slogan 38: Don’t Profit From Another’s Loss

Don’t Profit From Another’s Loss is about not exploiting others in order to make yourself happy or successful. The original lojong slogan is: Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness, which means you should avoid seeking to gain from the loss and suffering of others. This slogan can be hard to… Continue reading Slogan 38: Don’t Profit From Another’s Loss