37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 6

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Ken McLeod's commentary on Thogme Zhangpo's 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva continues with Verse 6. Watch the other videos here.

With some teachers, your shortcomings fade away and
Abilities grow like the waxing moon.
Hold such teachers dear to you,
Dearer than your own body — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.


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mralexander99's picture

The last sentence that you said in reference to experience as a teacher was ---- what? I was unable to discern your last bit of the commentary. Will you reiterate it for me.

Patricia.I's picture

Echo, Narcissus's nurse
Of whom she became so fond,
Like the frog in Basho's verse
Followed him into the pond

As she sank into the mirror
Holding on to nothing blind
She could hear in silence clear
The cruel no answer of his mind

A finger points to coming to
As bubbles rise up from the deep
But breathing in the water blue
Nobody wakens from this sleep

What can wax when nothing wanes
This I ask my teacher dear
The moon the sun the heart the veins