(a) The importance
of "Mind Training" (Lojong).
(b) To gain
enlightenment in this body/ in this lifetime - main cause and other
(c) The importance
of "Mind Training" at the moment of death.
(d) The methods
of "Mind Training" at the moment of death - main cause
and other supporting conditions.
(e) The difference
between Buddhism and other religions.
(f) The objective
of gaining enlightenment ( Buddhahood ).
The lack of interplay and interface of Dharma practice with everyday
The use of "self-reflexivity" as a mechanism in our
daily consciousness. With further practice and training, such mechanism
of "self-reflexivity" will perform itself spontaneously,
at first consciously, and eventually unconsciously.
Rinpoche had mentioned :
"If one cannot merge the Dharma with one's life, then each session
of Dharma practice will become a stumbling block, please remember
The way of practicing
the Dharma, from consciously to unconsciously :-
(a) The First
Step : Starting from the basic understanding of knowledge and the
basic training in everyday life :-
- The preparatory
works for Mind Training at the moment of death - the repair of
the so-called "natural responses" (unconsciously)...
- At the moment
of death, if the "natural responses" of Mind Training
are such that ....
- The misunderstandings
and side-tracks on Mind Training by ordinary people ....
- The preciousness
of the human birth - to consciously know the chances of liberation
or bondage, so as to raise the inertia of one's own Dharma practice.
(b) The Second
Step : From the understanding of knowledge to the real practice of
the Dharma :-
(i) The practice
of Vajrayana - the blessings of the three secrets, the three vajras.
Speech - mantras
Mind - visualizations
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Channels - smoothening
Breaths - naturalizing
Wisdom Drops - sublimating
(ii) The interplay
of the body, speech and mind with Mind Training and sadhana practice,
so as to transform one's inner temperaments :
a. Everyday life experiences.
b. Sadhanas practice - with meditation :
Body - the
aims and functions of mudras.
Speech - the aims and functions of mantras ( and the disturbances
if reciting mantras incorrectly ).
Mind - the aims and functions of visualizations ( and the reasons
for no improvements even having practiced for a very long time
(iii) The general
misunderstandings on the interplay between body, speech and mind
with the channels, breaths and wisdom drops.
(iv) The reasons
for the necessity of the interplay and interface of body, speech
and mind with the channels, breaths and wisdom drops.
Rinpoche had mentioned :
"In this degenerate time, the blessings of the mantras will be
lost because of the lack of its understanding."