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The AetiUII St•te ol Ment•l Quiescence •nil tl1e Tl1ree Boons Next is the way to develop the (actual) state or· mental quiescence and being made to recognise (its nature). According to its definition, mental quiescence is a state in which your mind is quieted of all mental wandering, be it thoughts or grasping. at defining characteristics. It is a placement of the· mind in single-pointed concentration on the non· conceptual nature of things and is free of mentaL dullness, agitation and foggy·mindedoess.

Afterwards when you are physically tired and sit back down in meditatioQ, your mind as well as your body will relax and you will have less mental disturbance. Do not direct your mind at any object, rather let your mind relax itself and loosen down to its natural· state, uncontrived, unself-conscious, not anxiously caring. Just place it on whatever · comes up. Let it. becQJUO tranquil and relaxed. It· will reach its own le;v~tin equipoise. *ing or ~xert yourself. Jtomach or a pile of straw when the rope~ying lt .

But if you always covet your neighbour's possessions you will become a beggar always in want. By having good-will and no malice for others, people will treat you nicely and regard you well, whereas ill-will only brings you suspicion and harm from others. Lastly, if you hold correct, undistorted views, your intelligence and wisdom will increase and your mind will be ever sharp. However, from clinging to distorted ones you will bo narrow-minded, dull-witted and filled with doubts. The results of karma can be divided in many ways, such as that found in the text.

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