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By suffering, Generate thoughts of the bodhimind And regard them with the love that parents show an only child. 15. Avoid worldly activities And constantly meditate on samadhi. Stay away from misleading people And rely upon the spiritual masters. 36 16. Yet when you see fallen monks, People weak in practice And those who live evil lives, Do not be callous toward them. 17. However, do not stay for more than three days With false Gurus or indulgent friends, Or those having no respect for the Gurus, Three Jewels, abbots and' acharyas, Or those who do not appreciate kindness.
Respectfully place upon your head The Dharma tradition, using as your guide in life The oral teachings of the Gurus And the words of the Sutras and Shastras. This will benefit both yourself and others. 34 4. Abandon hesitant attitudes And apply yourself·boldly in practice.. Lessen sleep, apathy and laziness And apply. yourself with zealous energy. 5. Guard the doorways of experience With mindfulness, alertness and vigilance. Three times each day and night Formally observe the streams of your thoughts.
Were one to apply oneself in this way, The two accumulations would be fulfilled. 38. We have attained a meaningful human rebirth Able to gain enlightenment in one lifetime, able To fulfill the needs of oneself and others And to attain to a Buddha's twofold greatness. 39. Even though the coo coo birds sing most sweetly in springtime, The peacock is not shy to sing out its less sweet sound. Similarly, although there exist many teachings by many masters, I have written this to you, 0 King, that it may help clear any confusion.
Atisha and Buddhism in Tibet by Doboom; Mullin, Glenn Tulku