Meditations/reflections Soul Management

Soul Management: 7th and Final Point of Atisha’s 7 Point Mind Training

Atisha calls this ‘riding the breath’ like a magical steed. Desert aboriginals do this naturally when they play the didgeridoo.

1. Preliminaries

a) You are truth

b) Mind is Barrier

c) No-mind is the Door

2.  Think that all Phenomena are like Dreams

3.  Examine the Nature of Unborn Awareness

4. Let the Remedy Itself Go Free on Its Own

5.  Settle in the Nature of Basic Cognition, the essence.  Relax.  Do nothing.

6. Between Sessions consider Phenomena as Phantoms

7.  Train in joining, sending and taking together: Do this by riding the Breath.

Now through all the six stages we have an experience of emptiness however briefly. The Mind is tamed momentarily and put aside so that it can be used as a safe and clear bridge out into awareness.  Once the mind is quiet, the heart can be opened. Now compassion, our essence, can start to work.  It can be observed to activate through the breathing, the essential for existence in the world of form.

The Universe is kind enough to provide the oxygen we special and precious of love beings need to survive in the domaine of matter. No other planet except Earth can provide oxygen: we may borrow it for every breath.  And it performs miracles once we inhale it.

Now comes Atisha’s brilliance.  By the way, in western models, the opposite formula is commonly used. 

When you are ready:

1.  Breathe in slowly through your nose and as you do so envision all the suffering and misery in the visual world, samsara. Scoop it up into your breath and take it inside.

2.  Hold this enormous weight of suffering in your large pulsating heart, the heart of absolute compassion.  As you hold it there, it will be transformed as it actually is physically.  A huge chemical change takes place to allow the nutrients from oxygen to be taken in and the harmful gasses to be expelled on the exhalation. The suffering is quickly transformed to pure joy and the tears flow.

3.  Expel the breath slowly and blow this pure joy out into the Universe. 

Atisha calls this ‘riding the breath’ like a magical steed. Desert aboriginals do this naturally when they play the didgeridoo. 

During this special riding of the breath the 3 poisons of Greed, Hatred and Ignorance present themselves in the form of Aversion, Attachment and Indifference. They are transformed with your infinite compassion into 3 virtues or 3 nectars. 

You are no longer repelled by anything or anyone.

You are no longer attached to anyone or anything.

You are no longer indifferent to anyone or anything.

You are free to live through your heart in full and beautiful awareness. 

This training is an experiment of the most scientific nature. Please try it for yourself. There are no strings.  If it works for you then get completely free and help purify all the poison we humans are generating.

Deep and infinite gratitude to this kind soul Atisha who can liberate us so completely 1000 years later.

I would love to hear from anyone who has tried this! Please write to me if you have time and energy to do so. Thank you for staying the course. I wish you boundless freedom and complete happiness for all time.


Beautiful images courtesy of Mariko Kinoshita and

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Aboriginal Didgeridoo Player


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By FlourishWrite Consult

Writer living in Japan.
specialisms: mainstream and alternative health and medical science; well-being; meditation & re-education techniques; healing and herbalism

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