The essence of examination is trying to judge which mental afflictions arise more frequently and are stronger. The essence of analysis is trying to recognize the objects
that provoke the afflictions to arise. Thus, by these two methods we should apply
ourselves to preventing the arisal of any defilements and thereby gain liberation from them.
Copyright Brian Beresford, 1977, 1996. Excerpted from Advice from a Spiritual Friend, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org
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