Four and Four

druk1It is unwholesome to mislead my lama and those worthy of offerings,

deceiving them about my qualities and practice.

I shall never intentionally deceive someone worthy of offerings,

but shall confess my faults, seeking correction.

 

It is unwholesome to make others regret what is virtuous,

especially their generosity, vows, and commitments.

I shall ripen and encourage sentient beings according to their dispositions,

establishing them, whenever possible, in the Great Vehicle.

 

It is unwholesome to speak harsh words to Bodhisatvas,

even if they have only mouthed the vows.

Thinking of sentient beings as Buddhas,

I shall constantly admire and praise them,

especially if they have engendered the awakening mind.

 

It is unwholesome to take advantage of sentient beings,

cheating them, denouncing them, or abusing them in any way.

I shall not hesitate to establish them in happiness, in this and every life.

—Jetsun Taranatha

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to Four and Four

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年11月15日 (週六) 9:48 PM 寫道﹕

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