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The Eightfold Supreme Path of Mind Training

Description

Phakchok Rinpoche notes that we hear about many types of Buddhist mind training. But first, we must know what to transform. What is the perfect way to train? This text of the Supreme Path is Rinpoche ‘s favorite mind training text because it clearly states the key points of practice. In this short text, Atisha Dipamkara answers his students’ questions directly. The students pose very precise questions that we all share. And Atisha’s instructions are relevant and easy to understand. They may surprise us because they don’t follow our usual thinking, but if we follow this advice we can gradually transform.

Rinpoche advises here that people suffering from severe depression or mental pain should not jump straight into mind training. Begin gently by working with a psychotherapist and by taking care of your body and mind.

If you are fairly stable, then working with these questions and answers is extremely beneficial. Rinpoche asks us to please not forget these key points.

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