Solve All Problems by Accepting the Bad Energy and Sending out the Good.
Renew Your Commitment When You Get up and Before You go to Sleep.
Accept Good and Bad Fortune With an Equal Mind.
Keep Your Vows Even at the Risk of Your Life.
Recognize Your Neurotic Tendencies, Overcome Them, Then Transcend Them.
Find a Teacher, Tame the Roving Mind, Choose a Lifestyle That Allows You to Practice.
Love Your Teacher, Enjoy Your Practice, Keep Your Vows.
Focus Your Body, Mind, and Spirit on the Path.
Exclude Nothing From Your Acceptance Practice: Train With a Whole Heart.
Always Meditate on Whatever You Resent.
Don't Depend on How the Rest of the World Is.
In This Life, Concentrate on Achieving What is Most Meaningful.
Don't Let Your Emotions Distract You, but Bring Them to Your Practice.
Don't Let Your Practice Become Irregular.
Free Yourself by First Watching, Then Analysing.
Don't Feel Sorry for Yourself.
Don't Be Jealous
Don't Expect any Applause.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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'.