53. Don’t fluctuate

  • This is the Fifteenth Slogan/Instruction of Point Seven, which consists of twenty-one instructions.
  • Point Seven is “Guidelines for Mind Training”

You should not vacillate in your enthusiasm for practice. If you sometimes practice and other times do not, that will not give birth to certainty in the dharma. Therefore, don’t think too much. Just concentrate one-pointedly on mind training.

Chögyam Trungpa, Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk satin ground; overall: 44 x 21.5 cm (17 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Thangka with the Seventh Bodhisattva, 1368 – 1424, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk satin ground; overall: 44 x 21.5 cm (17 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art