The Seventy-Two Exhortations
Translation: Khenpo David Karma Choephel
Teachings on mind training are pith instructions on practicing bodhichitta and taming one’s own being. Mind Training: The Seventy-Two Exhortations (࿑ བློ་སྦྱོང་ཨང་ཡིག་བདུན་ཅུ་རྩ་གཉིས་པ།།) is an experiential teaching by Kharak Gomchung on taking suffering as the path and recognizing and abandoning one’s own faults. It advises us on the stages of the path, refuge and bodhichitta, and how to engage in meditation and post-meditation. These are points that all individuals who want the calm of peace and happiness must know and certainly must put into practice.