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Lojong
(tib.: lo jong) Literally it means mind training. Mind training tradition came to Tibet with Atisha who regarded these teachings as most precious. They are instructions developing the Mind of Enlightenment and are adorned by three qualities:
- They are transforming selfishness into concern for others. (This way they are eliminating the core obstruction to our happiness and spiritual progress.)
- They are transforming adverse situations into advantages. (They see the real enemy in disturbing emotions.)
- They encourage us to watch all phenomena as like illusions.

There are many kinds of mind training texts and practices: Tonglen, Seven Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa, Eight Points to Transform the Mind by Langri Tangpa, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita, The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattva by Togme Zangpo.

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"Like me, the countless living beings have been wandering in cyclic existence. Many times they have been a parent to me and shone radiant kindness upon me. How unworthy not to respond to their sorrow. For the sake of all living beings we must strive in the practices bringing Enlightenment."
- 1st Dalai Lama

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