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There is no pleasure in the Cycle. The third part is the application between sesswns: Three objects, three poisons, three bases of virtue. The three poisons- aversion, compulsive attachment, and stupidity 3-l. arise in reference to the three kinds of objects: pleasant 30 and helpful objects for which one yearns and to which one is attached; unpleasant and harmful objects to which one is averse and which one hates; and intermediate objects about which one thinks nothing and towards which one is mentally inert.

The will to meditate on mind training should not be destroyed, since mind training is the very heart of Mahayana Dharma. The precepts of the three ordinations should nor be destroyed. Make the three inseparable from virtue. You should always abandon unskillful action and never be separated from the roots of virtue in three ways, physically, verbally, and mentally. ยท Train impartiaUy in every area; it's important To have trained deeply and pervasively in everything. It is important to have perfected training deeply, not with mere words or mouthings, and also pervasively, with mind training infusing impartially and completely everything, good or bad, that arises as an object to the mind, whether sentient beings or the four elements and other inanimate objects or inhuman beings and so on.

The force of familiarization is to bring clearly to mind the two Bodhicittas which have been contemplated before. In particular, these are to be done one-pointedly, so the accompanying deportment is important. Physically, the individual should sit in the posture of seven points,47 or, if he is unable, he should lie down on his right side and rest his cheek on his right hand, blocking the right nostril with the little finger. As he breathes though his left channel, he should begin meditating on 40 love and compassion, and afterwards join this with the coming and going of the breath and train in sending and taking.

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