Milarepa & The Four Preliminaries
If he froze, he froze. If he starved, he starved. If things were
difficult, they were difficult.
He put up with it all and was able to see through it all and attain
That kind of commitment came from having understood the Four Basic
â H.E. Kalu Rinpoche Dorje Chang â
From: The Gem Ornament Of Manifold Oral Instructions - Which Benefits
Each and Everyone Appropriately, KDK Publications
* The Four Basic Preliminaries are also known as the Four Thoughts
Which Turn the Mind to Dharma:
1) Precious Human Existence, 2) Impermanence, 3) Karma - AKA - Cause
& Effect, 4) The Defects Of Samsara - Cyclic Existence.