Eight Verses For Training the Mind, from His Holiness the Dalai Llama’s Visit to MN in February

May I always cherish all beings With the resolve to accomplish for them. The Highest good  that is more precious than any wish fulfilling jewel.

Whenever I am in the company of others, May I regard myself as inferior to all. And From the depths of my heart, cherish others as supreme.

In all my actions may I watch my mind, and as soon as disturbing though emotions arise, May I forcefully stop them at once, Since they will hurt me and others.

When I see ill-natured people, Overwhelmed by wrong doing and pain, May I cherish them as something rare, As though I had found a treasure-trove.

When Someone  out of envy does me wrong by insulting me and the like, May I accept defeat and offer the victory to them.

Even if someone whom I have helped and whom I have placed my hopes does great wrong by harming me, may I see them as an excellent spiritual friend.

In brief, directly or indirectly, May I give all help and joy to my mothers, and may I take all their harm and pain Secretly upon myself.

May none of this ever be sullied By thoughts of the eight wordily concerns. May I see all things as illusions and without attachment, gain freedom from bondage.

-His Holiness the 14th Dalai Llama


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