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See ''Tibetan Book of Living and Dying'', chapter nine.
 
See ''Tibetan Book of Living and Dying'', chapter nine.
  
 
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1. Do not rely on individuals, rely on the teachings;<br>
 
2. Do not rely on the words, rely on the meaning;<br>
 
3. Do not rely on the [[provisional meaning]] rely on the [[definitive meaning]]; <br>
 
4. Do not rely on intellectual knowledge, rely on wisdom.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:42, 22 December 2006

The four reliances (Tib. Tönpa shyi; rton pa bzhi)

1. Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality;
2. Rely on the meaning, not just on the words;
3. Rely on the real meaning, not on the provisional one;
4. Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary, judgemental mind.

See Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, chapter nine.