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Practices

1.) Birth, Old Age, Sickness and Death . . .

These things concern me no more.

- This is The Practice -

2.) The Sides of Good and Evil are just displays of my own mind To see these as ethereal and without essenceAppearing, yet empty.

- This is the Practice -

3.) To shun others for the sake of reaching a preordained destination Or to control others in isolationSeeing these things as the Demon of Ego I completely abandon them.

- This is the Practice

4.) To know that hollow sounds of incantation by those with evil minds Are in no way akin to the Reality of Emptiness Protected by Emptiness, I dispel these things as One dispels a Virus.

- This is the Practice -

5.) Eat what is offered. To love what is given, To know when to give and when not toAbandon Idiot Compassion fully.

-This is the Practice

6.) Make little plans for Travel, To wander as if it is the most joyous thing in the three worlds. To make provisions last, To thank a benefactor with kindness and protection.

-This is the Practice -

7.) Avoid evil friends whose wish it is to use you for their ends and desires that are Still bound in the prison of SamsaraThey're like spiritual friends on the outside and Ghouls within. Stand up against these people with conviction.

- This is the Practice

8.) To listen, reflect and Sit Without effort on your part is to please a Genuine Spiritual Friend.

To have at first analytical devotion, And then true loyalty that knows no bounds.

-This is the Practice -

9.) To rely on one's innate skillBorn of practice in tireless nights and long days of discipline and effort, Subdue obstacles in all Forms and from all Directions.

- This is the Practice -

10.) Seeing the Three Sources of Refuge as none other than Refuges of your own Body, Speech and Mind inseparable, Not getting mired in agreement or contradiction, both or neitherFor Now Let your mind rest simply on this without exaggeration.

-This is the Practice

11.) To condense all instruction, initiation and Transmission into a panacea of Awakening With a miraculous potency That is like Pure Light and Awareness without a Boundary to be seen, With limitless benefit.

-This is the Practice

12.) No one is absolutely perfect. Searching for faults without end is to destroy The Merit of yourself and others throughout the three times. To quite the mind that seeks to destroy and control without remainder.

-This is the Practice -

13.) To only confront that which is an immediate threat To yourself and infinite others, Than to recede into meditative equipoise on the true nature of mind, Ever deepening understanding arisesTo do just this.

- This is the Practice

14.) To not let the cries of the Voiceless go Unheard, To be perfect in preparation and set out with conviction That is limitless and like a Diamond That can cut but not be cut.

-This is the Practice -

15.) To not be concerned in the least with the Eight Mundane concerns, Even to laugh in the face of their mention.

-This is the Practice -

16.) Any imbalance in Practice is the seed for further degeneration, To see instability as non-arising and ultimately nonexistent, Conventionally change how it is perceived.

-This is the Practice -

17.) Asking too much of others without reciprocation in Material Comfort, Mental Comfort and And Provisional Dharma Teachings Denies essence teaching and contradicts The Four Immeasurable The Most Serious of DownfallsDont do this even at the cost of your own life.

-This is the Practice

18.) Seeing those who beat you mercilessly, Humiliate and torture you

As manifestations of appearance and emptiness inseparable And not seeing them as inherently evil.

-This is the Practice

19.) To know without support that emptiness is not a common denominator, Its the only one, Then to not posit emptiness as anything in particular.

-This is the Practice -

20.) This Body you Inhabit will one day be lifeless and dead Grounded into bloody chum to feed frenzied sharks, Knowing this, Dont be attached to beauty and procreation.

- This is the Practice

21.) The body left unkempt will return to its natural smell. At birth you smell terrible and at death worse.

Knowing these things to be absolutely relative to context Let go of the Pleasant and Disgusting smells.

-This is the Practice -

22.) To not fall off the Horse of Mindfulness and Exertion,

Vowing

'As Long as Space Endures And as long as Sentient Beings Remain, Until then, May I too remain to dispel the Miseries of the World.

- This is the Practice -

23.) Know that empty sounds and words can't harm or help you Take Refuge in the Teacher, The Teaching, And the people who are or have sincerely internalized practice.

- Practice

Out of the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana this is a text associated with Vajrayana or The Resultant Vehicle.

Within Vajrayana, Mantrayana.

Dedicated to Milarepa whose Mantra is Je Mila Zhe Pa Dorje La Sol Wa Dep So