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Habitual patterns

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habitual patterns: (Tibetan, "tudro", literally translated as "hunched - walking" is Tibetan for "animal"): "almost like reflexes: when we are shocked, we panic, and when we are attacked, we become defensive. On a more subtle level, we use habitual patterns to hide our own self-consciousness. Relying on habitual patterns leads to a lack of gentleness which in turn, leads to arrogance. Habitual patterns are an obstacle to invoking Dralas." Overcoming Habitual Patterns:"The process of freeing yourself from arrogance and cutting of your habitual tendencies in order to help others in this world..."

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