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6.5.3
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Envy

Don't make practice a sham.

Theatrical costume by Liubov' Popova

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Your practice is a sham when you use it to gain higher status, greater abilities, or other benefits. Practice is about being present. It is not about your getting something for your efforts.

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1.1.1

Groundwork

3.4.1

The four practices

5.1.2

Two witnesses

6.3.2

Give up any hope for results

7.2.3

Keep these two

7.3.4

Engage all three faculties

7.5.1

Practice what's important now

7.6.3

Don't boast