Exporting Notes to PDF or HTML
First a confession.
We all have varied use cases for maintaining a Zettelkasten. One of mine is probably not what was originally intended. I have been writing a commentary on the 12-century Tibetian texts called Lojong Slogans. There are 59 of them and my commentary is intended to be only 500 words or so. So The Archive seemed prefect. Having them in separate notes helped with the workflow in establishing some commentary and in revising it. Each of these 59 notes has been obsessed over unlike any of my other notes. Reviewed and revised so far 3 times each.
Now for the questions and requests for help.
My current plan is to see if I can extract these notes and compile them into a single PDF and/or HTML code. Sounds simple yet I'm not sure exactly how to preserve formatting nor how to preserve the inter note links? (All links reference other Lojong slogans.) There are 59 slogans and one table of contents note. Also, each note has an associated image (link to a file in the media folder). How might this be extracted from the media folder and placed in a PDF and/or HTML?
What I've done so far.
Use The Archive to "reveal in finder" the 60 notes and copied them to a directory where they can be safely be worked with without danger to other notes or originals.
What is the next step?
5. Links to relative Lojong notes
6. Alternate titles
7. Picture in the media file
8. Note errata
Here is a sample.
Begin with the beginning
You have the freedom to start. Just start and see.
First, become familiar with the territory Mind-Training then develop motivations and aspirations. Create an environment in which to engage with the slogans. Stabilize your attention, be mindful in daily behavior, realize that your life is the only one you know you'll have, determine to let go of pattern-based activities, and genuinely desire to be of service to others.
Be kind to yourself. ‘Connected with the realness we are up against in our everyday lives.'
Work with these 4 traditional reflections
1. The preciousness and rarity of my life.
2. The inevitability of my death.
3. The awesome and indelible power of my actions.
4. The inescapability of suffering.
The Buddha's Five Remembrances
- I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.
- I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health.
- I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.
- All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.
My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Always train in the 3 basic elements ...........................[]
Begin Tonglen with yourself ....................................[]
Remedy obstacles with one intention ............................[]
Tonglen Instructions ...........................................[]
- Train in the preliminaries
- First, do the groundwork
- First, train in the preliminaries
- First of all train in the Preliminaries
- First train in all the preliminary practices.
- First, study the preliminaries
02-28-2019 - 6:02 AM
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