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7.6.3
Guidelines
Maintaining balance

Don't boast.

The Walk to Work, by Pieter Aertsen (detail)

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When you brag about how kind your are or how well you do mind training, you are bolstering your sense of self. Send your practice, along with its benefits, to others.

Related instructions

2.1.5

Be a child of illusion

3.2.1

Drive all blame into one

3.2.2

Be grateful to everyone

5.1.2

Two witnesses

6.2.1

Behave naturally

6.2.2

Don't talk about others' shortcomings

6.2.3

Don't dwell on others' problems

6.3.3

Give up poisoned food

6.6.1

Don't turn a god into a demon

7.6.6

Don't expect thanks