A Selection of Prayers by Dudjom Rinpoche
Beneficial Words For The Mind
Incomparably kind, Glorious Teacher. Lord of Dharma!
To your lotus feet I bow my bliss chakra
And present excellent offerings
Before reciting these words to bring benefit to the mind.

There is no individual liberation without abandoning harm to others;
There is no awakening of bodhicitta without compassion for others;
One is not a practitioner of secret mantra without pure vision;
There is no realization without destroying delusions.

To fall in one direction is not the View;
To concentrate on an object is not meditation;
To act in a hypocritical way is not action;
The fruit does not ripen if one has attachments and hopes.

Refuge belongs to those who hold faith,
The enlightened mind arises in those who have compassion,
Realization, to those with wisdom,
Blessings, to the devoted.

Those who know shame know what is to be abandoned;
Those with renumciation will maintain a moral discipline;
Those who maintain moral discipline keep samaya and proper conduct;
Those who keep samaya and proper conduct achieve realization.

A peaceful and tamed mind is the sign of having listened to the teachings.
A decrease in emotion is the sign of genuine meditation.
A flexible mind, open-hearted toward all beings, is the sign of a real practitioner.
A serene mind is the sign of genuine realization.

Mind is the source of the Dharma.
If you tame your mind, you are a practitioner.
If you are a real practitioner, your mind is tamed.
When your mind is tamed, this is liberation.
Translation by Mike Dickman