To renew and purify my Dharma cultivation,
four practices are best.
I shall adopt those acts that lead to happiness:
I shall avoid those acts that lead to suffering:
and breaking my commitments.
Bless me to guard my conduct with firm zeal!
I shall make gross, subtle, and very subtle offerings
to the Three Jewels and to all my Superiors,
surrendering my aggregates and all that I possess.
Bless me to serve the Precious Ones with time, talent, and treasure!
I shall make constant offering of mindfulness to the Protectors,
that They may watch over my practice, uphold the View,
keep me from harm, dispel all obstacles, and pacify my enemies.
Bless me to stay under Their watchful eye!
If I encounter happiness, let me be grateful.
If I encounter suffering, let me redouble effort.
Bless me to know that gratitude is wisdom and effort is compassion!
Mind Training 17 & 18: Four Practices
Four practices are the best methods:
adopting positive acts; abandoning negative acts;
making offerings to the Superiors; and making offerings to the Protectors.
Work with whatever you encounter.
 Compassion, love, rejoicing, equanimity
 Right view, thought, speech, conduct, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, concentration
 Generosity, morality, patience, effort, concentration, discernment, skillful means, aspiration, power, wisdom
 Matricide, patricide, killing a saint, harming a Buddha, splitting the Sangha
 Killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct
 Intoxication, leading to heedlessness
 Frivolity and seductive self-adornment; inappropriate foods and times; ostentation
 Abandoning specific practice instructions and vows