"Eight Verses on Mind Development
by Geshe Langri Tangpa Dorjey Sengey
Eight Verses on Mind Development
Through my ambition to achieve
The supreme of goals,
Far better than any wish-granting gem,
May I always dearly cherish every being!
Whenever I associate with anyone,
May I see myself as lower,
And with deep determination
May I cherish the other as superior!
In all acts, inspecting my own mind.
As soon as addictive feelings arise,
So troubling to myself and others,
May I stop them, using forceful methods!
When I meet beings of evil nature,
Driven by fierce sin and suffering,
May I cherish them as the rarest find,
Like enhancing upon a treasury of jewels!
When others feel jealous of me
And abuse and attack me wrongly,
May I take the defeat unto myself,
And grant to them victory!
When those in whom I have invested
The greatest hopes of getting benefit,
Instead irrationally inflict great harm,
May I see them as my best spiritual teachers!
In short, may I give all, my mothers,
All help and happiness in this and future lives!
And may I secretly take upon myself
All my mothers' harms and sufferings!
And may all of them not be touched
By tainted notions of the eight concerns,
Being detached, freed from all bonds
By wisdom knowing all things as illusions!"