Lojong 7/43: Keep these two, even if your life is at risk.
Internal transformation is the organizing principle of your life. Let go of your commitment to it, and you lose your life. Mind training is the method you use to transform your life. Let it go, and you fall back into reactivity.
Lojong 7/44: Learn to meet three challenges.
The three challenges are: to recognize a reactive pattern, to develop a way to work on it, and to work on it until it releases.