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Khalil Bodhi
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Lojong Resources

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:43 pm

Hi Everyone,

Although I have practiced primarily in tthe Thai Forest Theravada tradition I am increasingly attracted to the tonglen and lojong teachings. They have already made a profound impact on how I relate to others and seem to be a real door way to the brahmaviharas. Anyways, I was hoping to start a thread for people (much more knowledgeable than myself) to share their resources. So, please have at it!

Metta,

KB
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Lojong Resources

Post by johnny dangerous » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:03 am

This is my favorite Lojong book:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/dispel-misery-world

It's mainly traditional texts, so not the most accessible necessary, but IMO one of the most in-depth.

My second favorite is presented in a more modern way, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's book on Lojong:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/dispel-misery-world

http://lojongmindtraining.com/

This was a good site, but is currently down due to being hacked.

http://www.bahaistudies.net/asma/tonglin.pdf

This is a good text that's put up by a Bahai site, it has commentary on each of the 59 slogans by a few different people. I don't know the legal status of this pdf, but it's been up forever so I figure it's ok.

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Re: Lojong Resources

Post by Spiny Norman » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:09 pm

johnny dangerous wrote:This is a good text that's put up by a Bahai site, it has commentary on each of the 59 slogans by a few different people. I don't know the legal status of this pdf, but it's been up forever so I figure it's ok.
So practically speaking, do people work with one slogan a day?

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Re: Lojong Resources

Post by Lhamo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:44 pm

Rick O'Shez wrote:
johnny dangerous wrote:This is a good text that's put up by a Bahai site, it has commentary on each of the 59 slogans by a few different people. I don't know the legal status of this pdf, but it's been up forever so I figure it's ok.
So practically speaking, do people work with one slogan a day?
No. I think, everybody works on what is needed in his own speed. The Lojong is something one can carry with him the whole life. Some points are for the view (for example leaving selfishness) other points are practical (for example tonglen breathing).
Those are practiced within life without start or finish, I think.
Like: you wouldn't use your legs one day and the arms another day.
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Re: Lojong Resources

Post by johnny dangerous » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:20 pm

Rick O'Shez wrote:
johnny dangerous wrote:This is a good text that's put up by a Bahai site, it has commentary on each of the 59 slogans by a few different people. I don't know the legal status of this pdf, but it's been up forever so I figure it's ok.
So practically speaking, do people work with one slogan a day?

No, there's no rules really as far as I've been taught. The most practical thing for me is to use them when circumstances in life make them obvious choices...

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Re: Lojong Resources

Post by Nicholas » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:58 pm

The large collection of over 500 pages has all the major mind training texts:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/mind-training

There is also an abridged version titled Essential Mind Training.
May all seek, find and follow the Path of selflessness.

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