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Ton·ous conduct And is as rare these days as gold found on the ground. Now, too much talk is weansome But I have done thzs from a better motivation: To help others. By thzs virtue May all beings in the world engender the two Bodhicittas. At the long-standing urging of my student, Karma mThu-sTobs, who is learned in the five studies, and more recently, at the requests of the incarnate Karma Thabs-mKhas rNam-Rol, who has a sincere dedication to precious Bodhicitta, and of Lama Karma Nges-Don and others who are all worthy in their meditation endeavours; in short, in the face of earnest entreaties and in order to clarify practice, I, bLo-Gros mTha-Yas of Byams-mGon Karma Si-Tu's dominion composed this text at dPal-sPungs and dBen-Kun-bZang -dDe-Chen-Od-gSal-gling.
Initially it is difficult to recognize defilements; then it is difficult to turn them away; and finally, it· is difficult to terminate them forever. " Take up the three parts of the principal cause. e. food, clothing, and so forth. If these three have come together for you, take joy in that and pray that they be complete for others too. If these are not complete, meditate with compassion for others; take and heap upon yourself any lack of the principal cause in all sentient beings and pray for all others and yourself to have these three.
Moreover, your later welfare is more important than your welfare in this life; and as for the future' freedom is more important than the Cycle of Existence; others' welfare is more important that your own; of practicing or expounding Dharma, practicing is more important; to train in Bodhicitta is more important than any other practice; further, penetrating meditation on your guru's instruction is more important than meditation on examination of scriptural authorities; and to sit on your mat and tram ts more important than any other form of conduct.