Visualizing merit field tsog shing your teacher your

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Visualizing merit field (tsog-shing) Your teacher, your teacher's teacher, and etc o Sevenfold prayer and mandala offering o Supplicating the lineage and blessings Alter will always contain the things, body (statue), speech (sutras), and mind (stupal) The actual practice of Lamrim Setting o The text is contemplated as a daily practice, sometimes as a supplement to philosophical studies o Also in formal retreat that can last for years Prelims and four daily sessions Method o Analytical meditation you are thinking about a subscribed topic They may do it a little bit at a time o A small bit at a time Sometimes using sub commentaries like the Four Annotations or Pabongkha's Liberation in Your Hand o "scanning meditation" (shargom) Using liturgies Using the outline The Goal: "Realization" (togpa)
Seeing guru as buddha Not procrastinating in practice Heartfelt refuge Developing faith in karma Realizing suffering Avoiding no virtue Generating bodhicitta o Aspiring mind o Engaging mind (bodhisattva vows) Practicing the 5 perfections Attaining samatha = mental quiescene o Ultimate bodhicitta: realizing emptiness The meditations of the individual of small scope Taking refuge and contemplating karma o The defining characteristic of buddhist o The act of taking refuge in front of a spiritual master o The darhma is like the medicine, it is what cures you o The buddha is said to be a doctor o You need to understand which happiness bring you happiness and which don't Stopping future negative karma o The ten non virtues o Killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct with the spouse of someone else is the non virtues of body o Lying, creating divines between friends, harmful speech, gossip, non virtues of speech o Harmful thoughts, conventness thoughts, and wrong view denying the existence of karma, nonvirtures of mind Purifying the negative karma already accumulated o The four powers o Contrition Feel sorry for having done the action o Resolve to not repeat the action o Applying antidotes (like mantra repetition, scriptural recitation, or rituals of purification) o The "foundation": going for refuge, meditation on bodhicitta, etc o Individual who is involved in purifying negative karma, they attain a better future rebirth, they won't be born into a negative state of rebirth The meditation of the individual of medium scope The four noble truths (verses 19-20) o You need to contemplate the four noble truths o If you don’t contemplate that then you won't want to liberate yourself o In order to get out of the cycle of suffering, you have to understand it to get out of it As soon as you reborn you replete the positive karma that took you there God realms are difficult to practice religion, they don’t accumulate new positive karma
o They have depleted all of their karma and the only way to go is down They think about this and realizes the only way to get out of this is to get out of the cyclic existence

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