Introductory Principles for Beginners

Dharma talk given by Lama Matthew Rice April 1st, 2018.

The Introductory Principles by Longchen Rabjam
In this regard, six principles are to be observed:
Uphold the three higher trainings, which are the foundation of the spiritual path.
Listen to and contemplate a variety of teachings without bias.
Calm yourself physically, verbally, and mentally, and gain control over your own experience.
Refrain from harmful actions and nurture your goodness.
Cultivate self-respect, decorum, and faith.
Rely on spiritual mentors and good companions.
These are absolutely crucial principles for beginners.

 

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