The Four Preliminary Contemplations

Today I start a practice contemplating the Four Preliminary Contemplations in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  These preliminaries are:

1. The presciousness of human birth.
“I am going to utilize this body by turning my mind to the Dharma.
2.  Impermance of all things.
3.  The suffering of samsara.
4.  The karmic cycle of cause and effect.

The preliminaries will set the stage for insight meditation and hopefully some insight into the end of suffering.

"Each day is not just another day; it is a day that is going to determine what direction we take in the future." - Traleg Kyabgon

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