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In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the...
"May the pain of every living creature
Be completely cleared away.
May I be the doctor and the medicine
And may I be the nurse
For all sick...
"May I be protector for those without one,
A guide for all travellers on the way;
May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship
"May I be an island for those who seek one
And a lamp for those desiring light,
May I be a bed for all who wish...
"May all who say bad things to me
Or cause me any other harm,
And those who mock and insult me
Have the fortune to fully awaken."
"Just like space
And the great elements such as earth,
May I always support the life
Of all the boundless creatures."
"Therefore having thought about this well,
I should try to put these precepts into practice just as they
have been explained.
If the doctor's instructions are ignored,
"There is nothing to fear other than my mind."
"The knower of reality has said
That even if recitation and physical hardships
Are practised for long periods of time,
They will be meaningless if the mind...
"Unruly beings are as (unlimited) as space:
They cannot possibly all be overcome,
But if I overcome thoughts of anger alone
This will be equivalent to vanquishing...
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