By 'Jam-mGon Kong-sPrul
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As you thirik, "I send forth all my constructive activity in the three times and all my physical and material enjoyment to all sentient beings, my parents, dispassionately,'' meditate that every sentient being obtains this happiness and that each individual receives all this happiness; be extremely joyful at this exchange. In order to clarify the different pam of this imaginative process of contemplation, synchronize them with your breathing. As you breathe in, imagine that a black conglomeration of all the sufferings, obscurations, and evil possessed by all sentient beings enters your body through your nostrils and is absorbed into your heart.
In the same way, as one among various similar devotees, you may hope for improvement for yourself in service or reputation, or you may be motivated to strive in various ways to obtain or procure wealth: don't. Ignore fame and prestige or lack of them. Don't have wrong views. To accept present misfortune because you desire future enrichment for yourself, or to do mind training because you hope to ward off disease or demons, or to turn away adverse circumstances is like doing propitiatory rites and chants and is to misconstrue Dharma.
Rather than acting this way, rpeditate, having abandoned pride, doubt, and fear, or hope for whatever happiness or sorrow may come. Asanga has said: Mind training done with this sort of concern is considered a method of helping devils and demons. There's no difference between doing it this way and doing evzl. Dharma work must counteract discursive thought and emotional defilement. Dharma that is marked by the former attitude is termed "mistaken". Mistaken views are views of either eternal ism or nihilism; mistaken meditation is m,editation which clings to a perfection based on such views; and mistaken conduct is conduct which is not consonant with the three ordinations.
A Direct Path to Enlightenment by 'Jam-mGon Kong-sPrul