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Home > Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism > Level 3: Lojong (Mind Training) Material > General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training
Part One: The First Four Points
Point One: The Preliminaries
Point Two: The Actual Training in Bodhichitta
Point Three: Transforming Adverse Circumstances into a Path to Enlightenment
Point Four: Condensation of the Practice in One Lifetime
Part Two: Points Five and Six
Point Five: The Measure of Having Trained Our Attitudes
Point Six: Close-Bonding Practices for Attitude-Training
(1-3) Train always in the three general points.
(4) Transform my intentions, but remain normal.
(5) Don’t speak of others’ deficient or deteriorated sides.
(6) Don’t think anything about others’ (faults).
(7) Cleanse myself first of whichever disturbing emotion is my greatest.
(8) Rid myself of hopes for fruits.
(9) Give up poisoned food.
(10) Don’t rely (on my disturbing thoughts) as my excellent mainstay.
(11) Don’t fly off into bad play.
(12) Don’t lie in ambush.
(13) Don’t put (someone) down about a sensitive point.
(14) Don’t shift the load of a dzo to an ox.
(15) Don’t make a race.
(16) Don’t reverse the amulet.
(17) Don’t make a god fall to a demon.
(18) Don’t seek suffering (for others) as an adjunct for (my) happiness.
Part Three: Point Seven
Point Seven: Points to Train In for Cleansing Our Attitudes
(1) Do all yogas with one.
(2) Do all the quashing of what’s distorted with one.
(3) At the beginning and the end, have the two actions.
(4) Whichever of the two occurs, act patiently.
(5) Safeguard the two at the cost of my life.
(6) Train in the three difficult things.
(7) Take the three major causes.
(8) Meditate on the three undeclining things.
(9) Possess the three inseparables,
(10) Act purely, without partiality to objects.
(11) Cherish (applying) wide and deep training toward everything.
(12) Always meditate toward those set aside (as close).
(13) Don’t be dependent on other conditions.
(14) Practice primarily now.
(15) Don’t have reversed understandings.
(16) Don’t be intermittent.
(17) Train resolutely.
(18) Free myself through both investigation and scrutiny.
(19) Don’t meditate with a sense of loss.
(20) Don’t restrict myself with hypersensitivity.
(21) Don’t act for merely a short while.
(22) Don’t wish for (any) thanks.