perfections 8winds limitless states of mind + cures

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John Erik Hanson, modified 10 Years ago.

perfections 8winds limitless states of mind + cures

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MASTER THE PERFECTIONS
generosity charity giving of oneself
morality virtue discipline proper conduct
effort energy diligence vigor
patience tolerance forbearance acceptance endurance
meditation one-pointed concentration contemplation
wisdom insight
skillful means
vow resolution aspiration determination
spiritual power
knowledge

DO NOT BE MOVED AND REMAIN UNDISTURBED BY THE 8 WINDS
benefit
pleasure happiness
fame honor gain acclaim
praise approval
ridicule censure blame criticism
loss bad repute disgrace dishonor infamy
suffering pain
destruction devastation

CEASELESSLY PRACTICE THE 4 LIMITLESS STATES OF MIND
• loving kindness = may all living beings be forever peaceful and happy and may they forever plant the causes of peace and happiness.
• compassion = sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, suffer with-ness & may all living beings forever be free from all forms of suffering and may they forever abstain from planting the seeds that lead to suffering
• sympathetic appreciative joy = may all living beings forever abide in the happiness of non-suffering and may my own heart by sympathetically joyful over their happiness of non-suffering
• equanimity = mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation with fairness, impartiality, equal mind & may all living beings stay far away from greed and anger and may they abide in equanimity

ILLNESS OBJECT OF CURING MEDITATION

desire the unpleasant
hatred love
obscuration dependent arising
pride the divisions of the constituents
discursiveness the exhalation and inhalation of the breath

AS A PRELIMINARY TO ESOTERIC DHARMA, CHANT "OM MANI PADME HUM" 100,000 TIMES (ABOUT 65 HOURS) AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PER DAY
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Daniel Johnson, modified 10 Years ago.

RE: perfections 8winds limitless states of mind + cures

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John Erik Hanson:
CHANT "OM MANI PADME HUM" 100,000 TIMES (ABOUT 65 HOURS) AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PER DAY


Hey John,
I hope you're not offended by my funny perceptions, but I read that last part to say "chant for 65 hours at least ten minutes per day" which was pretty amusing emoticon Now that would be some serious practice! I think I'd like to learn how to get 65 hours worth of practice into a 10 minute session.

Anyway, best luck with your practice.

- Daniel
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Adam F., modified 10 Years ago.

RE: perfections 8winds limitless states of mind + cures

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Hey John,

Thanks for these.

-Adam

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