Three Meditations by the Seventh Dalai Lama

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Three Meditations by the Seventh Dalai Lama

Postby kirtu » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:36 pm

Three Meditations
If one does not sow the seed
Of appreciation for a perfect guru,
The tree of spiritual power is not born.
With undivided mind entrust yourself.

Human life is rare and precious,
Yet if not inspired by thoughts of death,
One wastes it on materialism:
Be ready to die at any moment.

All living beings have been our mothers,
Three circles of suffering always binding them.
Ignoble it would be to not repay them,
Not to strive to attain enlightenment.

Colophon: "Written at the request of Ritropa (hermit or mountain dweller) Samdrub, an Amdo monk ftom Dechen Monastery, who begged for a short teaching."

From "Meditations to Transform the Mind" by the Seventh Dalai Lama, translated by Glenn Mullin.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently."
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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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