Personal experiences in healing rLung
At the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Amy Cayton [director of Skilful Strategies, a business psychology and consulting firm that facilitates positive transformation in the workplace] has been collecting people’s experiences in relieving and vanquishing rlung (pronounced loong), with a view to eventually publishing a small book on the subject. She has found that suggestions for success keep recurring in the stories, so she shares them herewith, starting with what she says is the best “cure” of all – prevent yourself from getting the condition in the first place!
…Here is a summary of what some of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s students most frequently mention in terms of what they have found successful in healing and preventing rlung:
- Guru devotion.
- Build your practice slowly, without pushing, giving attention to listening (to teachings), meditating, discussing, rejoicing, and not obsessing. Going slowly while keeping your mind happy may even prevent rlung from manifesting.
- Ask for advice from a qualified teacher or Tibetan doctor as soon as you notice an intensifying or increasing of any unhelpful mental states (anxiety, fearfulness, depression, anger, judgment, grasping, over thinking – just to name some of the most common).
- Ask for advice from a qualified teacher or Tibetan doctor as soon as you notice marked changes or a pattern of change in your physical well-being (difficulties with breathing, uneven energy levels, extreme fatigue, illnesses, pains in the chest, back, or shoulders – again, just a few common physical symptomatic manifestations).
- Develop a program of meditation practice balanced with good sleep, eating well, and a form of exercise that moves energy (chi gong, five Tibetans, yoga, etc.)
- Recite Lama Tsongkhapa mantras or do Lama Tsongkhapa retreat (if you can do so without pushing)…