fame and infamy, praise and blame
—these are the eight worldly concerns.
Whatever happens, whether it appears good or bad,
pleasurable or painful,
recognize it to be just like the ten similes of illusion!
And, in a state of perfection, transcending the ordinary mind,
and beyond words, thought and elaboration,
rest in the expanse of the view,
away from the limitations of hope and fear!
―Nyala Pema Dündul