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Conquer your mind’s five poisons and your eight worldly concerns

No matter where you stay, be it a busy place or a solitary retreat, the only things that you need to conquer are your mind’s five poisons, and your own true enemies, the eight worldly concerns – nothing else.

~ Chatral Rinpoche

(Five poisons: Ignorance, attachment, aversion, pride, jealousy.)

(Eight worldy concerns: Hope for happiness and fear of suffering. Hope for fame and fear of insignificance. Hope for praise and fear of blame. Hope for gain and fear of loss.)

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