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Eight Verses Of Training The Mind

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Geshe Langri Thangpa





With a determination to accomplish

The highest welfare for all sentient beings

Who surpass even a wish-granting jewel

I will learn to hold them supremly dear.


Whenever I associate with others I will learn

To think of myself as the lowes among all

And respectfully hold others to be supreme

From the very depths of my heart.


In all actions I will learn to search into my mind

And as soon as an afflictive emotion arises

Endangering myself and others

Will firmly face and avert it.


I will learn to cherish beings of bad nature

And those oppressed by strong sins and suffering

As if I had found a precious

Treasure very hard to find.


When others out of jelousy treat me badly

With abuse, slander and so on,

I will learn to take on all loss,

And offer victory to them.


When one whom I have benefitted with great hope

Unreasonably hurts me very badly,

I will learn to view that person

As an excelelnt spiritual guide.


In short, I will learn to offer to everyone without exception

All help and happiness directly and indirectly

And respectfully take upon myself

All harm and suffering of my mothers.


I will learn to keep all these practices

Undefiled by the strains of the 8 worldly conceptions

And by understanding all phenomena as like ilusions

Be released from the bondage of attachment.

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