The thousand-year-old practices of training the mind emphasize using the circumstances of daily life as the ground for spiritual growth. The practices call on us to cultivate taking an interest in the welfare of others in place of our singular focus on our own interests. As this shift takes place, perception becomes more clear, and we surrender to “things as they are” more willingly. Using the aphorisms of the “Seven Points of Training the Mind” as focal points, ordinary situations can become the ground for continuous meditation and attention to our moment-by-moment conduct. The eventual fruit is the realization of non-self, and compassion beyond the narrow boundaries of ordinary sentimentality.
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