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37 practices: verse 29

29. To attain complete and stable meditation To vanquish my emotionality / I need insight based in tranquility. To understand this and to cultivate / a stable, focused meditative state, Not getting stuck in the four formless realms: / This … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 28

28. To engage in dharma with diligence If lis-ten-ers and solitary buddhas, / in striving just for their own benefit, Are seen to focus with the same resolve / as putting out a fi-re on their head, Since my aim … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 27, part 2 of 2

The translation and audio for practice 27, to cultivate patience, may be found in verse 27, part 1. Bear with me — this is a longer than usual post because I found some extra resources for the patience paramita. Or, … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 27, part 1 of 2

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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