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tshe 'di la zhen na chos pa min/ /

'khor ba la zhen na nges 'byung min/ /

rang don la zhen na byang sems min/ /

'dzin pa byung na lta ba min/ /

If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner.

If you are attached to sams?ra, you do not have renunciation.

If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta.

If there is grasping, you do not have the View.[i]



* Although attributed to Mańju?r?, this quote is included among those of the Tibetan masters because it comes from a vision of the Tibetan master Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.


[i] Mańjushr? spoke these words in a vision to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, who was only 12 years old at the time.

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