The slogans

1/. First, train in the preliminaries

2/. Regard all dharmas as dreams

3/. Examine the nature of unborn awareness

4/. Self-liberate even the antidote

5/. Rest in the nature of alaya, the essence, the present moment

6/. In postmeditation, be a child of illusion

7/. Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath

8/. Three objects, three poisons, three seed of virtue

9/. In all activities, train with slogans

10/. Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself

11/. When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi

12/. Drive all blames into one

13/. Be grateful to everyone

14/. Seeing confusion as the four kayas is unsurpassable shunyata protection

15/. Four practices are the best of methods

16/. Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation

17/. Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instructions

18/. At death, how you conduct yourself is important

19/. All dharma agrees at one point

20/. Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one

21/. Always maintain only a joyful mind

22/. If you can practice even when distracted, you are well trained

23/. Always abide by the three basic principles

24/. Change your attitude, but remain natural

25/. Don’t talk about injured limbs

26/. Don’t ponder others

27/. Work with the greatest defilements first

28/. Abandon any hope of fruition

29/. Abandon poisonous food

30/. Don’t be so predictable

31/. Don’t malign others

32/. Don’t wait in ambush

33/. Don’t bring things to a painful point

34/. Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow

35/. Don’t try to be the fastest

36/. Don’t act with a twist

37/. Don’t turn gods into demons

38/. Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness

39/. All activities should be done with one intention

40/. Correct all wrongs with one intention

41/. Two activities: One at the beginning, one at the end

42/. Whichever of the two occurs, be patient

43/. Observe these two, even at the risk of your life

44/. Train in the three difficulties

45/. Take on the three principle causes

46/. Pay heed that the three never wane

47/. Keep the three inseperable

48/. Train without bias in all areas

49/. Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment

50/. Don’t be swayed by external circumstances

51/. This time, practice the main points

52/. Don’t misinterpret

53/. Don’t vacillate

54/. Train wholeheartedly

55/. Liberate yourself by examining and analysing

56/. Don’t wallow in self pity

57/. Don’t be jealous

58/. Don’t be frivolous

59/. Don’t expect applause

60/. (a concluding verse)

Having awakened the karma of previous training
And being urged on by intense dedication,
I disregarded misfortune and slander
And received oral instruction on taming ego-fixation.
Now, even at death, I will have no regrets.

— Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje