Verses 22-24 of 27 Verses on Mind Training
identified with this luminous way of life, you will experience every moment as soaked in bliss, tasting the
delight of compassionate responses to even the most negative actions of other beings. I have composed this poem
of rapturous affection further to strengthen the diamond-sharp conviction of those already faithful to the path
back over these exuberant verses, I perceive an abundant banquet of poetry, easy to assimilate and to understand
clearly. Entirely in accord with the teaching of the sutras and with the deep realization of awakened sages,
these words are full of subtle nourishment. To contemplate their various levels of meaning is not only to taste
the nectar of wisdom but is to walk the sublime path of compassion.
24) This surprising poem condenses into a few verses the profound and extensive teachings of my lineage. I have
composed these melodic lines, like heavenly wish-fulfilling gems, to benefit the minds of all beloved beings. Those
with strong capacity for meditation in action will deepen their insight into the nature of Reality by following
these words into the heart of Buddha.
Translation is from the book Mother of the
Buddhas: Meditations on the Prajnaparamita Sutra by Lex Hixon.
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