Lorig: Way of Knowing Mind – Session 11


Discussion and
Some Key Factors about Mind.



Tashi delek to all. We’ll go through some of the quiz and then some activities. So today, it’s not like we’re going through something new, we’re just going through a bit of a revision, a throw-back to the points that we have been through in the last classes. 

So today, more of a review and in the meantime, if you have anything that is in your mind as a sort of a question, feel free to ask, so today, we can have more of relax. Of course, I won’t be able to get the opinion from all of you. When we go through the quiz or activities, I want you all to participate in it, read together at the same time try to guess and answer, doesn’t matter whether it’s a right or wrong, just go through it. Then I’ll try to read it a bit slowly and we can also already together and you can guess like this is that, if you have any question, like why that is not the right answer, why this is not the right answer, you can ask the question even in between. 

Basically, we have lots of divisions and one very important thing about mind is, first to know what is mind, from a Buddhist perspective, is something that is very important because there are lots of explanations about mind, specially people are not able to differentiate or like for the rest of the world to be frank, mind is something that is related to the brain, mind is something that is related to the nerves, some people say mind is something which has to do with the heart. 

Here mind is totally formless, it has nothing to do with brain, nothing to do with heart or it’s not function or a nerves or nothing. Mind is absolutely formless and then some people think that mind is in the brain or maybe in the brain, or maybe the backbone or spinal cord. Here mind is synonymous with the consciousness, when we talk about consciousness, it is spread all over our body as long as we feel something, it means that the mind is there. For example, if you have a very long nail, if you cut the tip of the nail you don’t feel anything, it doesn’t hurt you, right? You don’t feel it which means that the mind doesn’t spread over there, on the nail, if you cut the hair, you don’t feel anything, so which means that the mind is not spread over there, on the tip of the hairs. 

But if somebody touch your hand or on your shoulder then you feel it which means that it is the mind spread over there on the hand or the shoulder. This point should be something which you understand firmly that mind spread all over our body. 

Eye consciousness is just in the eyeball that you can say. Ear consciousness is just here like there is no way that the ear consciousness is in the nose. So the tongue consciousness has in the tongue but the physical consciousness which object the tangible things, it’s spread all over our body. And the mental consciousness is just within us, since it is a formless, it is not like that is place the mind is. So the mind basically spread all over our body. 

Many people have this misunderstanding that there is only one mind in us, even in the ancient Indian philosophy, they believe that there is only one mind and the five sense consciousness as a window like if there is a light in the house, there’s suppose there is like five windows, and there is a big candle, so the light of the candle will go outside from all the different windows, but it doesn’t mean that there are 5 candles, just one candle inside which goes outside from the five windows. 

Exactly the similar way, one of these Indian philosophy believes that there is only one consciousness and the way we perceive objects are different, like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 windows, so that’s what they believe, but in our case, the mind, it is not like there is only one singular mind, but there are multiple mind. If we make a sort of group, then mental consciousness and sense consciousness. The sense conscious again can be classified into five. 

This is what I think that you should think of and also one another factor very important is that there is many types of mind as we have been through the main mind and the mental factors you have already been through 51 mental factors, so there is like a gross number, but there are many other. This 51 is one of the ways of classification. It doesn’t mean that it is limited in that 51 mental factors, but again the point is pretty much the same, it’s like the mind are of many. For example, in the 51 mental factors, there is a doubt, so doubt is one part of our mind. I want singular mind, let’s say, but the doubt again there are many doubts. If somebody asked, if the doubt whether tomorrow is going to rain or whether there will be another breakdown, are these two doubts similar? then ‘No’, in our mind, if we have 17 doubts, different doubts, then all these 17 different doubts are different minds. 

So within us there are countless of mind, literally, countless of mind, so that’s also something that I want all of you to remember. And then, this is just an exercise for you to remind of last classes, so let’s go through this. 


Nature of mind
Four cause and condition of mind

  1. Nature of mind is (single choice)
    a. Mental consciousness.
    b. Clear and knowin
    c. As a mirror
    d. a and c.

Here it says the first one is the nature of mind. It’s a single choice. What is the nature of mind, there is four answers, it says like: the mental consciousness, clear and knowing, the nature of mind is as a mirror, a and c which means the nature of mind is mental consciousness and the nature of mind is clear and knowing. 

So the nature of mind actually is a clear, the knowing is the function of mind, so if we explain from a metaphorical way, with a metaphor, then I would say the nature of mind is as a mirror, because it’s a clear, so I would go with C, the B is not complete, the nature of mind is clear, it is true, but it is not knowing, so the second one does, because knowing is sort of a function of the mind, that’s why C sounds better. 

  1. Mindis something which is only related to the brain? (single choice)
    a. True
    b. False

The second one is that ‘the mind is something which is only related to the brain’ which is absolutely false because it’s not something which is related to the brain, but some people might think that. Mind is something which is not related to the brain in terms of mind is not a brain, brain is not a mind. Mind is not something that is called to a part of brain or a nerve of brain or something, because many people might have that misunderstanding. But if a person has have some brain damage, it can affect the way people think, the way our mind works. But in general mind is not something that we called to something of a brain in that sense, this is false. 

  1. Mind and consciousness (single choice)
    a. Totally different
    b. Mind is another form of consciousness
    c. Mind and consciousness are formless
    d. Consciousness is just another word for mind

The mind and consciousness. The first one it says totally different, it’s not totally different. Mind is another form of consciousness, it depends what is meant by a form. And the third one is mind and consciousness are formless. Consciousness is just another word for mind, yes, consciousness is just another word for mind. And if I have to choose one answer, I would choose this answer, but again mind and consciousness are formless. The C is also right, D is also right. Here another form of consciousness, I would say if like another name for consciousness that I would agree. 

  1. To form a mind,for mind to come into existence (single choice)
    a. There are four conditions
    b. There is a desire or thought
    c. There is a sense consciousness
    d. All above

The 4th one like to form a mind, for mind to come into existence which means basically means the causes of mind, what creates mind: there are four conditions; there is a desire or a thought; there is a sense consciousness and all above. 

To form a mind, there is no need of a sense consciousness, sometimes sense consciousness can be a condition, but it is not a condition for all the minds. There is a desire or a thought. There is a pratya, a thought which is one of the four conditions and but it’s better way to go with the A, there are four conditions for a mind.

  1. Four conditions of mind are (single choice)
    a. Causal condition, immediate condition, objective condition, dominant condition.
    b. Causal condition, immediate condition, objective condition, predominant condition.
    c. Causal condition, intermediary condition, objective condition, dominant condition.
    d. Causal condition, immediate condition, subjective condition, dominant condition.

The fifth one says four conditions of mind are: so causal condition, immediate condition, objective condition and dominant condition, this is the first one. The second one is the same, beside the last one, predominant condition. The C is intermediary condition and then the 4th one is subjective condition. So I will go with the A is right: causal condition, immediate condition, objective condition and then dominant condition. So the first one is correct, the first one is basically the four conditions of mind. 

  1. Causal condition is (single choice)
    a. You have to have such a karma to not see the object.
    b. You have to have only habituation to see the
    c. You have to have some karma,habituations and also lots of causes behind it.
    d. The first condition of mind.

If you go through the number six, causal condition is: you have to have such a karma to not to see an object; you have to have only habituation to see the object that is not right; you have to have some karma habituation, and also a lot of causes behind it, so the C is right; the first condition of mind, D is also right, because the causal condition is the first condition of mind, among the four conditions, it is the first condition of mind, so basically C is also right, D is also right. 

  1. Immediate condition is when you look at the object, before the eye consciousness is generated (multiple choices)
    a. You must have a wish or a thought to see.
    b. You have a thinking of the object.
    c. You must have not any wish neither thought to see.
    d. You must have a strong intention to see.

The number 7 is immediate condition is when you look at the object before the eye consciousness generates, you might have wish or thought to see; you have a thinking of an object; you must have not any wish neither thought to see; you must have a strong intention to see. Basically it is the first one, A, you must have a wish or a thought to see. 

Basically the immediate condition is like to see something, first you should have a sort of a intention or a motivation or a wish to see that. Otherwise, like the eyelid will not open if you don’t have any desire to see. But that desire or a wish can be very subtle, so it’s not just with the eye consciousness, it’s with all of the consciousness, basically. 

  1. The objective condition is (single choice)
    a. The third condition of mind.
    b. The object itself.
    c. The object that your eyessee.
    d. Another condition.

The eight one is the objective condition is. Objective condition is basically the third condition of the mind; the 2nd and the 3rd, the object itself or the object that your eyes see. Generally, I won’t say the object that your eyes see, the object itself is a better because objective condition is not something that only belong to eye consciousness, objective condition can also be a taste when it comes to tongue consciousness, it can be a sound when it comes to ear consciousness. So basically the object itself. I won’t say object of the eyes otherwise the taste and the sound will not be included in the objective condition. So B is right.

  1. The dominant condition is: (single choice)
    a. The optional condition of mind.
    b. The fourth condition of mind
    c. The sense consciousness.
    d. The sense power.

The dominant condition is: the optional condition of mind; the 4th condition of mind; the sense consciousness and the sense power. Yes, when it comes to eye consciousness, it’s a eye power; when it comes to the five senses, it is the sense power, I would go with D when it comes to the dominant condition of sense consciousness, but the dominant condition of the mental consciousness is a mental power. And the dominant condition, among the four conditions, is the third [four?]condition. 

  1. The consciousness can be divided into (single choice)
    a. Two, sense consciousness and mental consciousness.
    b. Three, sense consciousness, mental consciousness and mind.
    c. Four, sense consciousness, mental consciousness and mental factors.
    d. No division.

The number 10 is the consciousness can be divided into two, sense and mental consciousness, yes, I will go with the first one. Three, sense consciousness, mental consciousness and mind; four, sense consciousness, mental consciousness and mental factors; no divsion. Yes, it has two divisions, it can be divided into two sense consciousness and mental consciousness. But at the same time, it can be divided into many aspects as well, for example, last time we have been through the mental consciousness and eye consciousness, you can classify or maybe the main mind and mental factors, then you can also go with. So similarly there are different ways of classification as you have been through. 


The origin of mind,
Three object-possessors and
The way mind realizes the phenomena.

 So we go with the quiz number 3. Here is the origin of mind, the three object-prosessors and the way mind realizes the phenomena. 

  1. The origin of mind (single choice)
    a. is not the mind.
    b. is formless
    c. there is no beginning of the mind.
    d. something can become mind.

Here, it’s the origin of mind, many people have this doubt like the first mind from where, if God did not create the first mind then where there is the first mind come from? Again, many people take that question very seriously, or think quite complicate when it comes to the mind. I would say that everything comes from its own substantial cause. So when it comes to substantial cause, it’s not just the mind which has to have a beginning or it’s a complex one, everything is complex, like the rock, tree, air, water, if you try to go through the beginning, then it is all beginningless. 

The origin of mind: it’s not the mind; it’s formless; there is no beginning of the mind. Yes, I would go with a C right away, there is no beginning of the mind. Similarly, there is no beginning of this pen when it comes to the substantial causes, you can track back to some matter, you can track back to the previous matter, previous matter and previous matter, and you can even reach to The Big Bang and then goes to another Big Bang and then goes to another Big Bang, so there’s like never ending. 

  1. Choose the right statement (single choice)
    a. the mindis something that comes from the parents.
    b. the mind is from the previous mind.
    c. the mind can die when we die.
    d. the continuum of mind is just for this life.

Choose the right statement. The mind is something that comes from parents, absolutely wrong, but many people think that smart parents have stupid kids and then stupid parents have a smart kid, kind parents have arrogant kids in the vice versa, so the mind is not something that comes from our parents. Because the body comes from our parents, so generally, we all look, in some ways, similar to our parents, but mind doesn’t and then mind doesn’t come from parents. 

The mind is from the previous mind, yes. The mind can die when we die, no. The mind is like never ending and also the mind takes another rebirth, so that’s not true. The continuum of mind is just for this life, no. The continuum of mind, it just goes on, goes on with all the countless lives. So basically the second one, the mind comes from previous mind, is the right statement, the mind is from the previous mind. 

  1. If we train our mind in a certain subject: (multiple choices)
    a. It will remain when we pass away
    b. It still keeps on in the next life.
    c. Just only learn when we are still young.
    d. The mind is still clear and knowing.

So number 13 if we train our mind in a certain subject. It will remain when we passed away; it still keeps on in next life; just only learn when we’re still young; the mind is still clear and knowing. Basically, I would say that if we train our mind, for example, if we train our mind in a compassion; if we train our mind in the very important thing, if we train ourselves with contentment which is very important to be satisfied with what we have, to be content with what we have is the secret of remaining happy regardless of in whatever condition you are. If you just train yourself with such an attitude that “I’m OK, there are a lot of people who don’t have what I have, so even if I have 50 times of what I have right now, I would still want more, so I’m surviving and I have a condition to practice Dharma, so this is a perfect condition”. 

By thinking those things, if you just think that “OK, this is all I need, I have all I need, what I’m lacking is some practices, so I have to habituate more towards practices, I have to train myself more towards practices”. If you start to feel content with things that you have and if you think about that again and again then you will always be happy, regardless of whatever condition will be. There are some people who are really content with very limited things, then they’re making their boundary of being happy so simple, so they can reach it very easily, that is a easy way to be happy. 

Another way to be happy is to think about others, so set that as your goal, then you always have a choice to do something for others, again that is another way to be happy. So here it will remain when we pass away, if you train yourself with the compassion, if you train yourself to be content, and even if you die, those these quality we can carry out to the next and next lives, that’s very important. 

  1. What is the person? (single choice)
    a. Just a label given to the combination of body and mind.
    b. A real human being
    c. It differentiates between person and animal.
    d. Like a car is combination of its parts.

The 14th, what is the person? Just a label given to the combination of body and mind; the second one is a real human being. So basically I would go with A, person is just a label given to a combination of body and mind. You can think of a car, car is just a label given to a thing when they put the assemble things, for example, the tyre, the body, the engine, and everything, when all these small parts come together then they give a label like a car. Similarly, a person is being labeled when this body, human body and the human mind can join. Yes, the number one is perfect, then D is also right a person is like a car which is combination of its parts. 

  1. When we see a President: (single choice)
    a. It is just a person.
    b. It is just a label given.
    c. It is just a person given a label.
    d. President is a leader.

The number 15th is when we see a President, it is just a person, it is just a label given, it is just a person given a label, President is a leader. President is a person, President is just a label given to the leader of the country. Let’s say if we are talking about the President of certain country, then it is a label given to the person who has the biggest authority in the country, he’s just a person giving a label. There is also right President is a leader. 

But here with this point I would say like when we see a person, when we see a President, when we see a doctor, when we see a engineer or any other, it’s just a label given to the body and mind, so that is a huge benefit to that, if a person say something bad to you then it’s easier to us to not to get angry on the person. If a person is saying something bad out of anger, then it is not the person who we should think or feel that he said this and that, but it is just the anger of that person which let him say that. So that is a very good analysis and a very important way of handling things that will help us reduce exaggeration, help us reduce in having the exaggeration by thinking that all is really bad. 

  1. Phenomena is (single choice)
    a. something happens that our mind can apprehend.
    b. is also a mind.
    c. a thing can be realized by mistaken valid mind.
    d. a thing that can be realized by unmistaken valid mind.

The 16th is: phenomena is something happens that our mind can apprehend; is also a mind; a thing can be realized by mistaken valid mind; a thing that can be realized by unmistaken valid mind. Yes the 4th one, phenomena is a thing as an object that can be realized by unmistaken valid mind. An existing object and phenomena are synonymous, that’s the same, everything is phenomena, mind is also a phenomena, anything that can be realized by the mind, a valid mind is specifically a phenomena. 

  1. When a mind objects the phenomena [perceives phenomena], generally we say: (single choice)
    a. The person objects the phenomena.
    b. The expressive sound informs the phenomena.
    c. The three object-possessors object the phenomena.
    d. None of these above.

Number 17, when the mind objects the phenomena or perceives the phenomena, generally we say: the person objects the phenomena; the expressive sound informs the phenomena; the three object-possessors object the phenomena; none of these above. 

So we say that “I understand it, I see things or I hear”, when we say I hear, basically it is one of our minds that’s here, when I taste, basically it is our mind we taste, one of the consciousness tastes and then we say that “I taste”. People say that “Oh, I’m having a doubt”, if you pinpoint, it is our mind which is having that doubt. When you say that “Oh, I understand”, it is our mind that understand, when we say ‘I’ there is no ‘I’ which is besides the combination of body and mind. I is just a person and ‘I’ same, I is again a label given to my combination of my body and mind. So whatever I say that “I am this, I am that, I do, etc…”,  generally when it comes to realizing thing it’s all our mind. So when mind objects phenomena, we generally say person objects phenomena, if the mind doesn’t object, person cannot object, when you say “I’m hungry” is your is basically your stomach. # 17 is kind of interesting here.

  1. Why the expressive sound can object the car? (single choice)
    a. When saying “a car”, it means a car, not anything else.
    b. The expression raises the name of the thing.
    c. The expressive sound which says “a car” has an object which is a car.
    d. The sound like a language names the thing.

And number 18. Why the expressive sound can object a car? Here, when saying a car, it means a car, not anything else; the expression raises the name of the thing, the expressive sound which says a car has an object which is a car. Yes, I will go with number C, expressive sound which says a car it objects the car because it says. So the sound, whatever the sound says or express becomes the object of that sound. So number C, right. 

  1. Appearing object is: (single choice)
    a. The mind realizes the object.
    b. The thing just appearsto the eyes.
    c. The thing just appears.
    d. The mind apprehends the object.

Number 19 is appearing object. Appearing object basically is the object that for direct perceiver is the object that is been appeared to the direct perceiver, it can be eye consciousness or ear consciousness or anything. Anyways if you go to the a, b, c, d, appearing object: the mind realizes the object, the thing just appears to the eyes, the thing just appears, the mind apprehends object. Basically, I would say that the thing just appears, but when we go very clearly whatever object or whatever appears to the mind doesn’t become appearing object of a particular mind. But generally you can say appearing object is what appears to the mind, so basically is the thing that appears to the mind. 

  1. Apprehendingobject (single choice)
    a. when eye consciousness gives a message and it makes a feeling of seeing the object.
    b. the mind objects the thing.
    c. when looking at an object.
    d. the expressive sound object the thing.

So number 20 apprehending object: when eye consciousness gives a message and it makes a feeling of seeing the object; the mind objects the thing; when looking at an object; the expressive sound objects the thing. Apprehending object is  when it comes to the mental thought, whatever the thought remembers becomes appearing object of the thought. So basically it’s the main object, whatever the mind object if you go with a small classification then it would be a different, but it is the main object of the mind.

  1. When thinking that ‘seeing a mother’, what is called apprehending object? (single choice)
    a. The hairs of mother
    b. The eyes of mother
    c. The clothes of mother
    d. The whole mother

The 21 is: when thinking that ‘seeing a mother’, what is called apprehending object. The whole mother, it is not the hairs, not the eyes nor the clothes of mother, so we’ll go with the D, the whole mother, it’s herself, it becomes the apprehending object

  1. When thinking of a mother, what is called appearing object? (single choice)
    a. The image of whole mother.
    b. The image of mother and neighbor.
    c. The image of mother’s face.
    d. The members of the family.

The 22, when thinking of a mother, what is called appearing object? basically is the mother, when it comes to conceptual thought, the image of a mother, so basically the image of the whole mother, the A is right.

Câu hỏi 22, khi nghĩ về một người mẹ, cái gì được gọi là đối tượng trình hiện? về cơ bản là người mẹ, khi nói đến ý nghĩ phân biệt, hình ảnh của một người mẹ, vì vậy cơ bản là hình ảnh toàn bộ người mẹ, đáp án A là đúng.

  1. The image of mother in the mind is also the real mother. (single choice)
    a. False
    b. True

The 23. The image of mother in the mind is also the real mother. No, that’s false, when you close your eye and think of a mother, there is a image of mother in your mind, that is not a mother. If somebody say “I have you in the mind”, it basically means “I have the image of you in the mind”. Because a person cannot be in the mind, basically it’s like an image. 

  1. Whatever appears to the eye consciousness becomes (single choice)
    a. the appearing object of theeyes
    b. the apprehending object of the eye
    c. the appearing object of thinking
    d. the apprehending object of thinking

The 24, whatever appears to the eye consciousness becomes: appearing object of the eye consciousness, the first one, the A is right. Whatever thinking that “Oh, I see that” becomes the apprehending object, every apprehending object of seeing of the eye consciousness, basically yes, that B is correct. 

Oh, we are running out of time. So I can see that you all are getting things, maybe this is quite simple, or maybe in this manner, even doesn’t matter if you go right or wrong, out of 25, sometimes 3, 4 you might not get right, but then I’m sure that you’ll get the closed one. 

But anyway, reading this is a sort of exercise to remember, to reflect and also to analyze, because some of these answers are a little bit tricky if you don’t read the letters carefully, but still it’s OK, because this is giving an exercise to our mind. And sometimes from a general point of view if you read it at the beginning before learning lorig, then things may not make much of sense and now it is lot more easier and by reading this when you are understanding this and that and then you are reading all about mind and if you are understanding this much then you are having quite a good […]


  1. Lama, can we say that mind goes on after death because it is formless?

Absolutely, the reason that the form it would be difficult to go on to the next life because we leave the form and it’s difficult to enter into the womb of a mother again when we take rebirth. Since the mind is formless, all this is possible, since the mind is possible, we think of something, our mind reached there. When we dream, a part of mind reached there. If you dream to be in Slovakia, if you dream of being there in Slovakia or Germany or France, then basically you reach there. I’ll tell you one story, this is an interesting one, I think I’ve I told this when I was explaining emptiness because very much relevant and this example is a nice one. 

There was a person in Tibet, the person was sleeping, I’ll make this story short. The person told the wife to wake him up late, the person seems to be know that he can walk when he’s in the dream. He had a field to the next village, he was sleeping here in the house, but he has a plot of land where he works as an farmer, here is a plot of land in the next village, so in his dream, he dream of going to the next village, he dream of watering the field. The wife think that he is sleeping, but he’s basically walking in his dream. A person from the next village came to this village, and by chance the person met with the wife. The person said that “Oh, I met your husband in the next village, he was watering the field”. The wife said “Oh, it can’t be because my husband is sleeping”. And then he didn’t believe “No, no I just saw when I came here, I just saw him watering the field over there at the next village”. The wife said “No, he’s sleeping inside, if you don’t believe, go and check it out”. So the person was literally surprised, and then he found that the husband was sleeping. 

So when he is dreaming of being in the next village and watering the field, the dream consciousness, also there is a dream body, that arrives at the next village and does activities. When we go through the next life, it is our mind, but during the intermediate state there is a very subtle body that we get during the 49 days of intermediate, between this life and next slide. There is between time, the intermediate time that can be a duration of 49 days, so that time you get a subtle body depending on what kind of rebirth you’re going to take. If you’re gonna born as in human, you’re gonna have like 4-5 years old, human body, a human body but that would also be very subtle which can go through the walls. 

But when these 49 days ends, when a person rebirth goes into the worm, then he leaves that body, he get out of that body like over 4 years old and then he enters into the worm of a mother. So when our mind goes out of a mind and then we entered the mind, it is just the mind. 

  1. Lama, could we say that during this 49 days, what determinate what happens in Bardo is the state of mind?

As I just told, Bardo is basically a life between 2 rebirths and the validity is just the 49 days, it doesn’t mean that a person has to stay for 49 days in a Bardo, it can be like 2 days or three days or four days, if you’re lucky, you gonna rebirth quite quickly and it may take a week or more. And the Bardo, dead state, is not a easy one because, first of all, you get ignored by everyone, because nobody see you, you wanna talk, you talk and then nobody answer you, you wanna eat something and you don’t get food. So this is the reason why in the Buddhist families, in Himalayan region, you’re gona find they burn the barley flour they call it tsampa. They mix tsampa with the butter, with some good smell and the cheese, yogurt and all these things, and then they burn on the fire, so that the smoke is something that feed the bardo, feed those beings in the 49 days of intermediate state. And generally majority of the houses they offer it every morning, for example, in the village that I was born, like 80-90% of the families, they burn these every morning, it’s more like they’re making the food offering to those beings who don’t have body, who have a very subtle body, and, of course, every seven day they passed away, so it’s a very difficult time to go through. So that’s what I thought to say. 

And then if there is any more question we can go through and the rest of the remaining quiz I want all of you to read, and if you don’t understand anything, you can send me message or you can send to Chessy, we’ll get back as soon as possible. 


I want all of you to go through that and then read. In one hour we have been to just 25 and I was expecting to go a bit more but then. If you rush then things are not going to make sense, so I’m happy that we have covered like 25 points. I want you to go to the all of that as a sort of an exercise for your mind and also it can be a review or a reminder. So if there is any more question you can ask, otherwise we’ll go through the conclusion. 

So the next one will again, I have all of your names and the mails, I think if you haven’t sent the mail and name, you have to send to me, to Chessy or to Aura of Wisdom. So the next will be our last class of lorig, we will go through some points that can be helpful. Here in the [chat] box you can see the quiz from 1 to 10, you can see the PDF, you can download from here, at the same time, we will post in the group so that you all can have it.

So we have basically 105 questions over here, so there is an exercise and I’ll recommend all of you to go through that and that would be helpful even for me when I read, it is a good exercise and it is helpful and it is good exercise for the brain, it takes quite a bit of time, so whenever you have time just go through this analysis what we call analytical meditation, this is good to do.

So with this we’ll conclude the class, with the dedication of course. Happy to see all of you, thank you very much for joining. I really didn’t  expect to see this number, at the 11th class of lorig, thank you. Because this is a complex and this is not something that at the end of the class like “Oh, I’m really happy that I know something, oh I’m really happy I feel very peace”, it’s not that kind of class. After every class, I’m sure that you are exhausted of thinking something or trying to know something new. Even at the monastery, when we start the class, there is like 200 monks, so when we conclude sessions of the class, after like few couple of months or a year, you can see like 8, 13, it’s maybe 20. 

So really happy to see all of you. It’s not like you get a candy every class, but you know something every class. I’m also happy to go through that and I have in my mind that “ Oh this number of members in the class know this and this and that”. So I can pretty much predict, and I can guess and I know where you are, even if you ask some questions, and I know I can pretty much guess “that’s OK, this level is OK, I can talk this, I cannot talk this”, I can guess pretty much. So this is also good for me  to have future classes. 

Generally with some meditation classes people say “Oh, I feel very calm, relax, oh this and that”, they feel nice, so it’s easier for a person to join such classes, not about mind, basically not about mind. So if you don’t find this really hard and difficult, then you’re not going to find any hard, difficult in any Buddhist classes, I would say. 

I see there’s someone wishes to say some mantras, I recommend if you have time, if you like, maybe, ‘OM MANI PADME HUM’ is really nice to chant. 

Thank you, thank you very much. 

See you all again soon.