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Get A Meditation Handbook PDF

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

ISBN-10: 0948006129

ISBN-13: 9780948006128

This advent to Buddhist meditation offers history fabric on meditation - why we have to meditate; the right way to organize for meditation; and the way to get pleasure from a profitable meditation consultation. It additionally teaches twenty-one easy-to-follow meditations, which jointly shape the complete Buddhist route to enlightenment. compatible for newbies and extra complicated meditators alike.

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There is no way to prevent my body from finally decaying. Day by day, moment by moment, my life is slipping away. I have no idea when I will die; the time of death is completely uncertain. Many young people die before their parents; some die the moment they are born- there is no certainty in this world. Furthermore, there are so many causes of untimely death. The lives of many strong and healthy people are destroyed by accidents. ' MEDITATION After contemplating these points we mentally repeat over and over again 'I may die today, I may die today', and concentrate on the feeling it evokes.

CONTEMPLATION We think: 'I will definitely die. There is no way to prevent my body from finally decaying. Day by day, moment by moment, my life is slipping away. I have no idea when I will die; the time of death is completely uncertain. Many young people die before their parents; some die the moment they are born- there is no certainty in this world. Furthermore, there are so many causes of untimely death. The lives of many strong and healthy people are destroyed by accidents. ' MEDITATION After contemplating these points we mentally repeat over and over again 'I may die today, I may die today', and concentrate on the feeling it evokes.

31 A MEDITATION HANDBOOK MEDITATION We contemplate these benefits until we generate the determination to rely upon a Spiritual Guide sincerely and with strong faith. We meditate on this determination for as long as possible. DEDICATION We dedicate all the virtues we have created by engaging in the preparatory practices, contemplating, and meditating, to the welfare of all living beings by reciting the dedication prayers on page 27. SUBSEQUENT PRACTICE During the meditation break we should try to please our Spiritual Guide by sincerely putting his or her instructions into practice.

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