Seven Points of Mind Training

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Seven Points of Mind Training (Tib. blo sbyong don bdun ma) - The famous instruction on 'mind training' (Tib.lojong) brought to Tibet by Lord Atisha and written down by Geshe Chekawa. The seven points are:

  1. The Prelimaries to Mind Training (sngon 'gro rten gyi chos sems pa)
  2. The Main Practice of Training the Mind in Bodhichitta (dngos gzhi byang chub kyi sems sbyong ba)
  3. Transforming Adversity into the Path of Awakening (rkyen ngan byang chub kyi lam du bsgyur ba)
  4. Applying the Practice Throughout One's Whole Life (tshe gcig gi nyams len dril nas bstan pa)
  5. The Measure or Signs of Proficiency in Mind Training (blo 'byongs pa'i tshad dam rtags)
  6. The Commitments of Mind Training (blo sbyong gi dam tshig)
  7. The Precepts of Mind Training (blo sbyong gi bslab bya)