Find the Consciousness You had Before You Were Born.
Let Even the Remedy Itself Drop Away Naturally.
Stay in the Primeval Consciousness, the Basis of Everything.
Between Meditations, Treat Everything as an Illusion.
As You Breathe in, Take in and Accept All the Sadness, Pain, and Negativity of the Whole World, Including Yourself, and Absorb it Into Your Heart.
as You Breathe Out, Pour out All Your joy and Bliss; Bless the Whole of Existence.
Understand Your Attachments, Your Aversions, and Your Indifference, and Love Them All.
Apply These Proverbs in Everything You Do.
When Practicing Unconditional Acceptance, Start With Yourself.
An excellent, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the Mind Training tradition by two Tibetan lamas, which in addition to commentaries on Chekawa's proverbs also includes commentaries on Atisha's 'Jewel Rosary of an Awakening Warrior' and Langri Tangpa's 'Eight Verses on Mind Training'.
The first modern (19th century) commentary on the root text, and the primary source for all subsequent commentaries. Timeless, honest, straightforward and always insightful about our human nature. A must-have for any Mind Training practitioner.
For many readers this is the most-beloved commentary on the Mind Training practice, by one of the most prominent Tibetan lamas of the 20th century. Contains many fascinating Buddhist stories not included in the extrats on this website.
A contemporary reinterpretation of the proverbs, building on Jamgon Kongtrul's 19th century commentary, by the first man to teach Mind Training extensively in the West.
Probably the most accessible introduction to the Mind Training practice. Pema combines a deep understanding of the Western Mind, deep immersion in the Tibetan tradition, and a wonderful sense of humor about human nature. This book is unique in that Pema shares with us her own struggles and failures, and shows, using examples that we Westerners can relate to, how the proverbs can gently bring us back to the path. Her humor, understanding, and love shine through this book
As well as much more extensive commentaries on the proverbs than are quoted in the main Mind Training site, this also contains answers to many key questions on the teachings asked by Osho's disciples.
Written during a retreat in the high California desert by one of the foremost Buddhist intellectuals of our time. This commentary probably goes further than any other in making the Mind Training practice understandable and justifiable to a Western way of thinking. It also contains some very valuable 'lecture notes' taken by Sechibuwa, one of Chekawa's disciples who heard the teachings directly from the master.