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Day One: Introductory Discussion
Setting the Motivation
The Procedures for Listening to Teachings
Recapitulation of Setting the Proper Motivation
The Title and Preface
Working on the Mind
Buddhism in Comparison with Other Religions
Review of the Main Points
Historical Account of the Teachings
The Benefits of the Teachings
Day Two: The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma
Reaffirming the Motivation
Basic Structure of the Text
The Procedures before Starting a Meditation Session
Cleaning the Place for Meditation
Setting Up an Altar and Arranging Offerings
Sitting with the Proper Posture
Taking Safe Direction and Reaffirming Our Motivation
Offering the Seven-Limb Prayer
Offering a Mandala
A Healthy Relation with a Spiritual Mentor
Beginningless Mind
Evolution
Absorbing the Mind in Positive States
The Preliminaries: The Precious Human Rebirth
Day Three: The Preliminaries, Continued
General Introduction and Review
Death and Impermanence
The Disadvantages of Not Being Mindful of Death and Impermanence
The Certainty of Death
The Lack of Certainty of the Time of Death
Nothing Is of Use at the Time of Death Except for the Dharma
Karma: Behavioral Cause and Effect
The Laws of Karma
Developing Inner Discipline
The Shortcomings of Samsara
Day Four: Completion of Preliminaries and the Two Types of Bodhichitta
General Introduction and Overview
Completion of the Preliminaries
Renunciation
The Four Noble Truths
Developing the Two Types of Bodhichitta
The Importance and Benefits of Developing Bodhichitta
The Two Methods for Developing Conventional Bodhichitta
The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
The Advantages of Cherishing Others
Patience
Giving Happiness to Others
With Compassion, Taking on the Sufferings of Others
Day Five: Relative Bodhichitta and Deepest Bodhichitta
Conventional Bodhichitta, Continued
Developing Love and Compassion
Resume
Transforming Adverse Circumstances into a Path to Enlightenment
Condensation of the Practice in One Lifetime: The Five Forces
Applying the Five Forces at the Time of Death
The Measure of Having Trained Our Attitudes
Close-Bonding Practices for Training Our Attitudes
Points To Train In for Cleansing Our Attitudes
Generating Deepest Bodhichitta: Proper Vessels To Be Taught about Voidness
Recognizing the Unawareness That Is the Root of Samsara
The Way to Meditate on the Lack of a Truly Established Identity or "Soul"
Day Six: Deepest Bodhichitta, Continued
The Great Compassion of Bodhichitta
The Lack of Truly Established Existence of the Person
The Lack of Truly Established Existence of All Phenomena
The Two Types of Meditation on Voidness
Seeing Everything to Exist Like an Illusion
Conclusion
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H.H. Dalai Lama-Commentary on Attitude Training Like the Rays of the Sun.

H.H. Dalai Lama-Commentary on Attitude Training Like the Rays of the Sun.

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