During this talk, the Lojong training aphorism “Confusion is to be expected as the result of craving and clinging; use the quiet mind to resolve the confusion.”  This was related to the progression from cultivating a quiet, stable state of mind, through the realization that thoughts are fabricated dependent upon prior experience, which may or may not be relevant to current circumstances.  The fabricated thoughts are noted as provisional fantasies that can be modified through the practice of vipassana to thoughts and behaviors that are more conditioned by benevolent intention.

Here are the notes prepared for this discussion:    WORKING THROUGH CONFUSION 

Next week’s topic will focus on the Lojong aphorism: “Four applications to support spiritual growth”.