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1.1.1
Groundwork

First, do the groundwork.

The Sower, by Vincent van Gogh

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Groundwork is the development of the abilities and motivations needed to practice mind training: stable attention, mindfulness in daily behavior, appreciation that your life is yours and yours alone, determination to step out of pattern-based experience, and a genuine desire to help others do so, too.

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2.1.1

Look at all experience as a dream

6.1.1

Three basic principles

7.3.2

Foster three key elements

7.3.3

Prevent three kinds of damage

7.5.1

Practice what's important now