I misconstrue patience in reference to defects and Dharma cultivation.
I misconstrue yearning in reference to possessions and the two accumulations.
I misconstrue excitement in reference to worldly matters and the study of the Dharma.
I misconstrue compassion in reference to beings and wrong views.
I misconstrue priorities in reference to advantage and practice.
I misconstrue joy in reference to the sorrows of others and their benefit.
Bless me to understand these clearly and without fault!
Well fed and in the sun, I am mindful.
When things go wrong, I am distracted
—the Dharma and my mind are far apart.
Bless me with constant zeal!
I recoil from the practice, dishonoring my family.
I shirk responsibility for my thoughts, words, and deeds,
surrendering to outflows.
Without fear or reticence, I must manifest perfection.
Ever free of depression and discouragement,
bless me to purge the delusion of impotence!
When in contact with objects,
I shall examine carefully the arising of emotions.
If afflictions arise, I shall apply the antidotes:
where attachment arises, loving kindness;
where aversion arises, peace and clarity;
where unconcern arises, awareness and compassion.
When self-grasping arises,
bless me to exchange myself and others!
Mind Training 52 – 55: Examine and Analyze
Don’t misinterpret patience, yearning,
excitement, compassion, priorities, and joy.
Examine and analyze.