Translation - text

37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

passage from text:
The happiness of the three worlds disappears in a moment,
Like a dewdrop on a blade of grass.
The highest level of freedom is one that never changes.
Aim for this — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.


Translation - prayer

Devotion Pierces My Heart

passage from text:
Even with a free and well-favored birth, I waste this life.
The meaningless activities of conventional life constantly distract me.
When I work at freedom, which is truly important, laziness carries me away.
Because I am turning away from a land of jewels with my hands empty,
Guru, think of me: look upon me quickly with compassion.
Give me energy to make my life worthwhile.


Translation - prayer

Eight Thoughts of Great Individuals

passage from text:
As long as I dwell in the world,
may not a single thought of harming others arise in my mind.

May I strive energetically for the welfare of beings,
not faltering even for a moment from discouragement or fatigue.


Translation - text

Longchenpa's 30 Pieces of Sincere Advice

passage from translation:
You make an effort at practice and become a good and knowledgeable person.
You may even master some particular capabilities.
But whatever you attach to will tie you up.
Be unbiased and know how to let things be – that’s my sincere advice


Translation - text

Milarepa's Song to Lady Paldarboom

passage from text:
I was happy practicing with the ocean,
But a little uneasy about bringing waves into the practice.
Please give me instruction on practicing with waves.


Translation - text

The Short Vajradhara Prayer

passage from text:
The essence of thought is what is,
it is taught.
To this meditator who arises as an unceasing play,
Being nothing at all,but arising as anything,
Give me energy to know that samsara and nirvana are not separate.