Author Archives: Yeshe Chödrön

37 practices: verse 27

27. To cultivate patience For bodhisattvas wishing to accrue / a wealth of wholesome virtue and good deeds, All harm is like a precious treasure trove, / from other people or adversity. To cultivate a patient attitude, / not feeling … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 26

26. To guard ethical conduct If, through a lack of ethical conduct, / I can’t accomplish my own benefit, Then any aspiration to achieve / the benefit of others is a joke. To keep and guard my ethical conduct / … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 25

25. To practice generosity If, wishing to attain awakening, / I need to give even my body up, Then doesn’t it go also without saying / that this applies to mere external stuff? Without hope for reward or benefit / … Continue reading

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37 practices: verses 23 and 24

23. To give up attachment to positive experiences When I encounter something that’s delightful / such as a rainbow on a summer day, To give up all attachment to its beauty / and never cling to it as truly real: … Continue reading

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37 practices: ultimate bodhicitta overview 22-24

22. To remain free from subject-object fixation All appearances are my own mind; / mind’s nature from the start is concept-free. To know my own mind’s nature and refrain / from grasping onto subject-object signs: This is the way a … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 22

22. To remain free from subject-object fixation All appearances are my own mind; / mind’s nature from the start is concept free. To know my own mind’s nature and refrain / from grasping onto subject-object signs: This is the way … Continue reading

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37 practices: verses 20 and 21

20. To conquer my own aggression / How to use objects of hatred on the path If I don’t tame my inner enemy, / the poison of aggression, anger, hate, Then outer enemies just multiply / no matter how, to … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 19

19. To maintain focus and humility when everything goes right / how to use prosperity on the path Though I’ve a-chieved the pin-na-cle of fame / And the whole world bows down to me in awe, I’m rich be-yond my … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 18

18. To maintain resolve when everything goes wrong / How to use ruin on the path When I’ve lost ev-ery-thing; and ev-ery-one / A-bus-es me and treats me with con-tempt, I’m strick-en by dis-ease and ver-y sick; / On top … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 17

17. To repay disrespect with reverence / how to use humiliation on the path If someone, my in-fer-i-or or peer, / Through pride dis-par-a-ges and puts me down, To hon-or them as I would my teach-er / And place them … Continue reading

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