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With the intention to attain
The ultimate, supreme goal
That surpases even the wish-granting jewel,
May I constantly cherish all living beings.

Whenever I associate with others,
May i view myself as the lowest of all;
And with a perfect intention,
May i cherish others as supreme.

Examining my mental continuum throughout
all my actions,
As soon as delusion develops
Whereby I or other would act inappropriately,
May I firmly face it and avert it.

Whenever I see unfortunate beings
Opressed by evil and violent suffering,
May i cherish them as if I had found
A rare and precious treasure.

Even if someone I have helped
And of whom I had great hopes
Nevertheless harms me without any reason,
May i see him as my holy spiritual guide.

When others out of jelousy
Harm me or insult me,
May I take defeat upon myself
And offer them the victory.

In short, may I directly and indirectly
Offer help and happiness to all my mothers,
And secretly take upon myself
All their Harm and suffering.

Futhermore, through all these methods practises,
Together with a mind undefiled by stains of
conceptions of the eight extremes
And that sees all phenomena as illusory,
May I be released from the bondage of mistaken
appearance and conception.

 :pray:
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Re: Geshe Langri Tangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind ( Lojong)
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 04:52:26 am »
Commentary to root text found within Eight steps to Happiness.
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This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

 


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