He who sees as spiritual teachers

the objects that engender afflictions-

be they enemy or friend-

will remain content wherever he is.

(Sangye Gompa 1179-1250 Public Explanation of Mind Training)

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Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011.

When happy I will dedicate my virtues to all;

may benefit and happiness pervade all of space!

When suffering I will take on the pains of all beings;

may the ocean of suffering become dry!

Sakyasri (1127-1295)

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As for suffering, I do not wish even the slightest;

as for happiness I am never satisfied;

in this sphere there is no difference between others and me.

May I be blessed to take joy in others' happiness.

Panchen Losang Chogyen (1569-1662), Guru Puja (Jinpa 19) 

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Reveal your own shortcomings,

but do not seek out others' errors.

Conceal your own good qualities,

but proclaim those of others.

Atisa (982-1054) Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland 3, (Jinpa 25)

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Abide as if you were a servant of all beings.

Condensed Perfection of Wisdom, 19a6 (Jinpa 114) 

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Just as all crops grow perfectly

In dependence on the earth,

All of the highest, positive results depend on ethical conduct

Moistened by the water of compassion.

Tantra Requested by Subahu

Geshe Luhundub Sopa, Steps on the Path of Enlightenement, Vol. 2. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2005. p. 399

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First, I should apply myself to meditation

On the equality of self and others.

Because we are all equal in wanting to experience

happiness and avoid suffering,

I should cherish all beings as I do myself.

Santideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life - 8, 90 p. 128

Ulverston, Tharpa Publications, 2002.

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Thus, even though working for the benefit of others,

There's no conceit; there's no amazement;

There's no hoping for a ripened result (for oneself),

When it's with an appetite exclusively for what benefits others.

Santideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life - 8, 109

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 Just as the hand and so on are held dear 
Through their being the limbs of the body, 
Why couldn't beings having a body be similarly held dear 
Through their being limbs of wandering life?

Santideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life - 8, 114

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The Bodhisattva loves all creatures

From the bottom of his heart;

As one loves an only child,

Ever desiring to seek its good.

Ornament of Sutras 10:3

Atisa. A Lamp for the Path and Commentary. R. Sherburne, transl. London: George
Allen & Unwin, 1983, p.19

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These bodies are a basis for sickness, old age, and death.

Those who have good character and compassion

Make them in each moment

A basis for promoting the happiness in others.

Bhavaviveka, Heart of the Middle Way 3.4.3

Tsong-kah-pa. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path of Enlightenment.Vol. One. Lamrin Chenmo Comm., transl. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2000, p. 133.

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Even if others return kindness with harm,

I will practice responding with great compassion;

the most excellent beings of this world

answer injury with benevolence.

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Chekawa (1102–1176),  "A Commentary on 'Eight Verses on Mind Training'"

Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011, p.122.

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When we think we are exceptional, we are unable to live in harmony with others even in this present life.

Chekawa (1102–1176),  "A Commentary on 'Eight Verses on Mind Training'"

Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011, p.114

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Permalink Reply by Casady on June 21, 2013 at 1:29pm
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Just as the hand and so on are held dear 
Through their being the limbs of the body, 
Why couldn't beings having a body be similarly held dear 
Through their being limbs of wandering life?

Santideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (114)

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Without sentient beings, how would you obtain even the immediate benefits-these would cease immediately; even ultimate happiness arises in relation to sentient beings. It is on the basis of sentient beings that you attain the unsurpassable state of buddhahood.

Chekawa (1102–1176), "A Commentary on 'Eight Verses on Mind Training'"
Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011, p.112.
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I rejoice in all the merits of the

Buddha's Sons, of Solitary Victors,

Of those still learning and those beyond,

In the entire world's merit I rejoice.

Samantabhadra - The Royal Resolves, v. 9

Atisa. A Lamp for the Path and Commentary. R. Sherburne, transl. London: George
Allen & Unwin, 1983, p.26

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Even if others return kindness with harm,

I will practice responding with great compassion;

the most excellent beings of this world

answer injury with benevolence.

(Source Unknown)

 from Chekawa (1102–1176), "A Commentary on 'Eight Verses on Mind Training'"

Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011, p.122

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In any case, if you have correctly distinguished between enemy and friend, you understand everyone to be a friend. Then even when you work for others' welfare, the jaundice of self-centeredness does not arise. Instead you recognize all such tasks as obligations, so boastfulness toward others simply does not occur. When that happens, your mind has become trained.

Se Chilbu Chokyi Gyaltsen  (1121-89), "A Commentary on the 'Seven-Point Mind Training'"

Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011, p.97

 

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If you lapse and find yourself noticing another’s shortcomings, think ,’This is my own deluded perception; no such flaw exists in them. All sentient beings are endowed with the essence that shares the Buddha’s own nature.’ Reflect in this manner and judge this perception to be your own flaw.

Se Chilbu Chokyi Gyaltsen  (1121-89), "A Commentary on the 'Seven-Point Mind Training'"

Essential Mind Training. Thupten, Jinpa, transl. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 2011, p.97 (6.3)

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"All sentient beings are alike in that they want happiness and do not want suffering. It is, thus, incorrect to hold some near, helping them, while keeping others at a distance and either harming them or [at least] not helping them"

Lam Rim (Tsong kha pa 1402/1985, 299).