【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】防护为何 How to restrain the sensory faculties
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【The Meditation Session – What to do in between meditation sessions】【Restraining the sensory faculties】
The 5th,【Restraining means 】
Then why should you restrain? What are you restraining from? It says.
【protecting the mind from being afflicted, and then setting it on something that is ethically neutral or virtuous.】
This is the goal of restraining, this is the mission. Normally when we let our mental sensory faculty go and it meets up with a sensory object, it will be in a contaminated state, in a contaminated state. It will be in the state of attachment, hostility or ignorance. Just like that. So then at this time, after you have made efforts at restraining to prevent it from being contaminated, prevent it from being contaminated, then you cause it to set on something virtuous, or the least of the virtuous state, i.e. ethically neutral, ethically neutral. Ethically neutral means it is not bad but neither is it virtuous. At this time, this is what we need to restrain from.