1. 10

    You menace others with your deadly fangs. But in tormenting them, you are only tormenting yourselves.

  2. 9

    Strong and healthy, who thinks of sickness until it strikes like lightning? Preoccupied with the world, who thinks of death, until it arrives like thunder?

  3. 8

    In horror of death, I took to the mountains - again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done.

  4. 7

    All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion. Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefitting others.

  5. 6

    In the monastery of your heart, you have a temple where all Buddhas unite.

  6. 5

    I have no desire for wealth or possessions, and so I have nothing. I do not experience the initial suffering of having to accumulate possessions, the intermediate suffering of having to guard and keep up possessions, nor the final suffering of loosing the possessions.

  7. 4

    My religion is to live and die without regret.

  8. 3

    Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule.

  9. 2

    Deep in the wild mountains, is a strange marketplace,where you can trade the hassle and noise of everyday life, for eternal Light.

  10. 1

    When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.

  11. Last Update: 1 February 2023

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