(c) The Third Step :
From the level of understanding to the practice of "oral pith- instructions" in the development of "awareness":-

(i) To be in communion with one's own "mind" and the oral pith-instruction of "realization".

(ii) The general misunderstanding on "realization"

Guru Rinpoche had mentioned :
"One starts to practice with the yidam sadhana. Though the yidam may appear to give teachings, if one then stops practicing, this is a great sin. So, one must continue to practice without ever stopping."
Also, "If one's yidam is appearing, it is because one's mind is being nurtured. The yidam is one's own manifestation, and there is no yidam outside of one's own mind." Awareness :-

(i) The relationship and training between "self- reflexivity" and "awareness"....

(ii) The reasons and importance on the training of "awareness"....

(iii) The methods on the training of "awareness"...

Guru Rinpoche had mentioned :
"If one's body, speech and mind is not separated from awareness, then there will not be side- tracks on the practice of the Secret Mantra Path. Please remember this !" The Sixth Patriarch of Ch' an (Zen) Buddhism, Ven. Hui Neng, had mentioned : "I needed my teacher's help for liberation while I was lost, but now I am able to liberate myself once I have developed awareness."

(c) Wrong : Mind Training can be subdivided into many levels. Yet, for Many people, even the lowest level cannot be mastered.

Right : From the lowest to the highest levels of Mind Training, the "altruistic enlightened mind" (Bodhicitta) is the most fundamental and nutrient of them all. Hence, one must practice the very foundation of the "six paramitas" and do not despise them.

Guru Rinpoche had mentioned :
"If they do not make use of the essence of Dharma practice, the minds and bodies of Dharma practitioners will become fettered. Please remember this !"

Short Introduction :

The relationships and functions of the "six paramitas" with Mind Training ....

(d) Wrong : One cannot have the interplay of disciplines with the foundation of Mind Training.

Right : In accordance with one's progress in Mind Training, one can proceed on with the appropriate disciplines that one can adhere to, and not to go over it.

Guru Rinpoche had mentioned :
"If one cannot adhere to the disciplines, it is the main cause for transgressions. So, one SHOULD NOT take those disciplines that oneself cannot adhere to. Instead, one should take only those disciplines that one has the ability to adhere to. Then, one's Dharma practice can develop much deeper. Please remember this !"

(e) Wrong : One cannot have the interplay of meditation with the foundation of Mind Training.

Right : To use meditation during one's Dharma practice in order to help with one's Mind Training in everyday life. In turn, the experiences of Mind Training in everyday life will further release one's attachments to the worldly dharmas, and thus will help -- CONTINUE --

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