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Slogan 49: Meditate on What You Resent

Meditate on what you resent is about noticing when you shut down or get annoyed, and using that to wake yourself up. The original lojong slogan is: Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment, and it encourages you to practice tonglen meditation with the things that get your goat. This slogan asks you to pay attention… Continue reading Slogan 49: Meditate on What You Resent

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Slogan 48: Train with a Whole Heart

Train with a whole heart is about applying the practice of mind training to everything in your life, not just when you’re meditating. The original lojong slogan is rather long: Train without bias in all areas. It is crucial always to do this pervasively and wholeheartedly. The key idea is to practice without bias, which… Continue reading Slogan 48: Train with a Whole Heart

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Slogan 47: Practice with your Whole Being

Practice with your whole being is about applying the practice of mind training to your whole being, not just your mind. The original lojong slogan is: Keep the three inseparable, which means seeing the body, speech, and mind as united. The body refers to how you act and what you do. Speech isn’t just what… Continue reading Slogan 47: Practice with your Whole Being

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Slogan 46: Don’t Lose Track

Don’t lose track is about remembering your inspiration and practising gratitude to help you maintain your commitment to mind training and awakening. The original lojong slogan is: Pay heed that the three never wane, and it refers to the three causes in slogan 45. It’s hard to maintain your enthusiasm and keep practising over the… Continue reading Slogan 46: Don’t Lose Track

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Slogan 45: Take on the Three Causes

Take on the three causes is about increasing the possibility of awakening by embracing ideas and practices that support you. The original lojong slogan is: Take on the three principal causes, and they are to find a teacher, to recognise the importance of the teachings, and to change your lifestyle so it supports your desire… Continue reading Slogan 45: Take on the Three Causes

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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