bla ma'i mchog mtshang la rgol ba yin/
gdams ngag gi mchog mtshang thog tu 'bebs pa yin/
The best guru is one who attacks your hidden faults
The best instructions are the ones that target those faults.
mang po'i nang du ngag la brtag/ /
gcig pur 'dug na sems la brtag/ /
In the company of others, guard your speech;
Whenever you are alone, guard your mind.
The Jewel Rosary of the Bodhisattvas
chung ngu 'bring dang mchog gyur ba'i/ /
skyes bu gsum du shes par bya/ /
You should know that beings are of three kinds--
Those of lesser, intermediate and supreme capacity.
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 2 ab
gang zhig thabs ni gang dag gis/ /
'khor ba'i bde ba tsam dag la/ /
rang nyid don du gnyer byed pa/ /
de ni skyes bu tha mar shes/ /
Those who strive by any means
To gain only the pleasures of samsara
For themselves alone--
Such people are called 'lesser' individuals.
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 3
srid pa'i bde la rgyab phyogs shing/ /
sdig pa'i las las ldog bdag nyid/ /
gang zhig rang zhi tsam don gnyer/ /
skyes bu de ni 'bring zhes bya/ /
Those who turn their backs on worldly pleasures,
And avoid any harmful actions,
Striving for peace for themselves alone--
Such individuals are said to be 'intermediate'.
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 4
rang rgyud gtogs pa'i sdug bsngal gyis/ /
gang zhig gzhan gyi sdug bsngal kun/ /
yang dag zad par kun 'dod/ /
skyes bu de ni mchog yin no/ /
Those who long to put a complete end
To all the sufferings of others
Through the sufferings of their own experience--
Individuals such as these are supreme.
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 5