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Unformatted text preview: Autumn Constance REL 320 3/2/11 Lekden Chapter 10 the Universal Attitude The unusual or special attitude is the sixth of the sevenfold cause and effect quintessential instructions for generating a mind of enlightenment. The unusual attitude is meditation of love and compassion. Love and passion was formerly seen through suffering. When trying to come to terms with the unusual attitude you think “ I alone take upon myself the burden of causing all sentient beings to have happiness and the cause of happiness; I alone take upon myself the burden of causing all sentient beings to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.” This is the concept that if one does not make an effort to cause happiness they are shameless and vulgar in the eyes of the world. The concept of the special attitude believes that one should take it upon ourselves the burden of freeing all sentient beings from suffering and join them with happiness. In order to be cultivated you must not only hold meditative session but after session in going out, staying in,...
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- Fall '09
- Buddhism, sentient beings, Autumn Constance, special attitude