Verses 1-3 of 27 Verses on Mind Training
1) With body,
speech, and mind fully aligned, I prostrate fervently before those rare beings, who are victorious over all
notions of limitation, and before their spiritual daughters and sons. May a cosmic celebration of pure poetry,
perfectly expressing the most subtle teaching of these victorious sages and the inheritors of their wisdom, now
burst forth like an infinite garden in perpetual spring.
calmly with the clear eye of Prajnaparamita (Perfect Wisdom) upon universal manifestation, this beginningless
tapestry woven from vibrant karmic threads of conscious beings, and listen to the harmonious symphony of
interdependence. Purify entirely from the slightest shadow of negativity this boundless expanse of apparent
struggle and conflict. With diamond-clear intention, instill faith everywhere. With mirrorlike wisdom, stabilize
all chaotic minds.
3) If shadows of negativity are not dispelled immediately, these strange insubstantial absences of light gain
immense potency with every new action, until even those who understand the dangers of negation will not have enough
power to choose the way of Clear Light. Even those who study philosophy and speak eloquently are unable to release
themselves from illusory darkness.
Translation is from the book Mother of the
Buddhas: Meditations on the Prajnaparamita Sutra by Lex Hixon.
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