Beneficial Words For The Mind
Prayers by Dudjom Rinpoche
Incomparably kind, Glorious Teacher. Lord of Dharma!
To your lotus feet I bow my bliss chakra
And present excellent offerings
Before reciting these words to bring benefit to the mind.
There is no individual liberation without abandoning harm to others
There is no awakening of bodhicitta without compassion for others
One is not a practitioner of secret mantra without pure vision
There is no realization without destroying delusions.
To fall in one direction is not the View
To concentrate on an object is not meditation
To act in a hypocritical way is not action
The fruit does not ripen if one has attachments and hopes.
Refuge belongs to those who hold faith
The enlightened mind arises in those who have compassion
Realization, to those with wisdom
Blessings, to the devoted.
Those who know shame know what is to be abandoned
Those with renunciation will maintain a moral discipline
Those who maintain moral discipline keep samaya and proper conduct
Those who keep samaya and proper conduct achieve realization.
A peaceful and tamed mind is the sign of having listened to the teachings
A decrease in emotion is the sign of genuine meditation
A flexible mind, open-hearted toward all beings, is the sign of a real practitioner
A serene mind is the sign of genuine realization.
Mind is the source of the Dharma
If you tame your mind, you are a practitioner
If you are a real practitioner, your mind is tamed
When your mind is tamed, this is liberation.
Translation by Mike Dickman (Tersar.org)