In our local group we are working with Dön Dün Chu, the 70 points (from Abhisamayalankara) by Jetsün Chökyi Gyaltsan . In I.7 (putting on the armor) the 6 paramitas are mentioned. It is said that they interlock in a cross product, meaning there are actually 36 resulting traits to consider in your practise.
- generosity, giving of oneself (sbyin-pa)
- virtue, morality, discipline, proper conduct (tshul-khrims)
- patience, tolerance, forbearance, acceptance, endurance (bzod-pa)
- energy, diligence, vigor, effort (brtson-’grus)
- one-pointed concentration, contemplation (bsam-gtan)
- wisdom, insight (shes-rab)
Now, I have my problems understanding two things: where is the difference between n*m and m*n? And what is n*n (reflexive)? I could not find any sources on that and my teacher had no time to answer this in detail.
The reflexive relations only make sense to me as in "generosity in general" for example but I heard there is more to it. Maybe I need starting help as in how to connect each point with the others.