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8 Verses of mind transformation

8 Verses of mind transformation
~ Lojong ~

With the thought of attaining Enlightenment For the welfare of all beings,
Who are more precious than a wish–fulfilling jewel,I will constantly practise holding them dear.

Whenever I am with others, I will practise seeing myself as the lowest of all, And from the very depths of my heart I will respectfully hold others as supreme.

In all actions I will examine my mind And the moment a disturbing attitude arises, Endangering myself or others, I will firmly confront and avert it.

Whenever I meet a person of bad nature, Overwhelmed by negative energy and intense suffering, I will hold such a rare one dear As if I’ve found a precious treasure.

When others out of jealousy, Mistreat me with abuse, slander and so on, I will practise accepting defeat And offering the victory to them.

When someone I have benefited and in whom I have placed great trust hurts me very badly, I will practise seeing that person As my supreme teacher.

In short, I will offer directly and indirectly Every benefit and happiness to all beings, my mothers.

I will practise without grasping to release all beings From the bondage of the disturbing unsubdued mind and karma.

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