The Great Chariot

by Longchenpa | 268,580 words

A Commentary on Great Perfection: The Nature of Mind, Easer of Weariness In Sanskrit the title is ‘Mahāsandhi-cittā-visranta-vṛtti-mahāratha-nāma’. In Tibetan ‘rDzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso’i shing rta chen po shes bya ba ’...

Part 1b - The middle path of accumulation

After developing the former path from becoming familiar with it, meditate on the four means of true abandoning:

On the middle level of the path of accumulation
We truly abandon the four attachments to good and evil.
By yearning, effort, diligence, and exertion.

So that non-arising of non-virtue will be produced, yearning and effort are produced. We strive diligently and exert ourselves to abandon persons and so forth that produce the non-arising of virtue. In order that its arising may increase, we produce effort and so forth, those four. The Middle Length Prajñaparamita says:

Subhuti, what are these four true ways of abandoning? They are like this. In order that non-arising of the non-virtuous may be produced, we produce yearning. We make an effort. We are diligent. We try to exert ourselves supremely.

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