Of Buddhist Practice

Rosed on Yainocana's The Overcoming oj (^stacks and the Benefits of the Union of the Sun and Moon Yantm)

Preliminaries Loosening the Joints - To eliminate obstacles to Calm Abiding (zhi gnas).

Purifying the Prana - To eliminate obstacles to Insight Qhag mthong), in partiailar:

* Holding Open and Directing for the problem of drowsiness (hying ha).

* Exhaling Quickly and Inhaling Quickly for agitation (rgod pa).

* Holding Closed and Contracting lor the problem of scatteredncss ('thor ha).

Controlling the Channels - To eliminate obstacles related to blockage of the sense functions.

First Series/Five Elements

Camel - lo eliminate obstacles related to the disturbed condition of the earth element.

Conch - Io eliminate obstacles related to the disturbed condition of the water element.

Name - To eliminate obstacles related to the disturbed condition of the fire element.

Turtle - To eliminate obstacles related to the disturbed condition of the air element.

Plough - To eliminate obstacles related to the empty condition of the space clement.

Second Series: Five Skan d h a s or

Aggregates

Snake - To eliminate obstacles related to the purification of form ( rttpa).

Curved knife - to eliminate obstacles related to the purification of sensation (vwfflrw).

Dagger - To eliminate obstacles related to the purification of perception \jamjiiay Dog - To eliminate obstacles related to the purification of mental formations (¿sathskära). Spider ~ To eliminate obstacles related to the purification of consciousness (yijnäna)*

Third Series: Five Emotions Bow - To eliminate obstacles related to being dominated by attachment,

Half-Moon - To eliminate obstacles related ro being dominated by hatred.

Lion - To eliminate obstacles related to being dominated by ignorance.

Vulture - To eliminate obstacles related to being dominated by pride. Triangle - To eliminate obstacles related to being dominated by jealousy.

Fourth Series: Five Attachments Locust - To eliminate obstacles related to attachment to form. Dove - To eliminate obstacles related to attachment to sound. Trident - To eliminate obstacles related to attachment ro smell. Tiger - To eliminate obstacles related to attachment to taste. Jewel - To eliminate obstacles related to attachment to touch.

Fifth Series: Five Capacities

Wheel - To eliminate obstacles related to the decline of* devotion. Eagle - To eliminate obstacles related ro the decline of enthusiastic perseverance.

Sword - To eliminate obstacles related to the decline of presence. Frog - To eliminate obstacles related to the decline of medatative stability (samädhi). Peacock - To eliminate obstacles related to the decline of discriminating wisdom (prajna).

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