By Lotsawa Kawa Paltseg, Thubten K. Rikey, Andrew Ruskin

ISBN-10: 8185102821

ISBN-13: 9788185102825

In English (with a few textual content in Tibetan Landuage)

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After committing a non-virtuous action, one should confess one's negativities to a spiritual guide who will point out the faults of the action. Yet, instead, one claims that one has no faults. Spite is when one uses harsh words to point out another person's faults, thus causing the other person to be unhappy. Jealousy is when one becomes profoundly disturbed by other people's good fortune. After one sees another's qualities such as wealth, respect, learning or conduct, one develops intolerable anger through the power of attachment.

Whereas in the previous example, there were several companions who mere ly accompanied one to the frightening place, in this situation, these companions will not allow one to stay in one place. They push and shove one to a certain area. In this way, similar to the mental factors and the mind, these helpers lead one to a certain place. The omnipresent causes refers to births in the desire realm, the four concentrations of the form realm and the four formless absorptions of the formless realm, which cause the future rebirth in a body with afflictive emotions.

Through the power of fondness and asp irat ion, one's concentration reaches fruition. Thus by way of constant concentration, one ach ieves single--po intedness. This concentration is called the concentration on aspiration. It is the nature of this concentration to want to attain the results which are the qual ities of higher rebirth and emancipation. There are five obscurations that are not conducive to concentration . These are laziness, los ing the meditative support, lethargy or exci tement, not applying the ant idotes and distraction through too much gathering within.

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