Advice from a Spiritual Friend
EXCERPTThe commentary to The Jewel Rosary of a BodhisattvaHomage to great compassion.Homage to all spiritual masters.Homage to the deities of devotion.
This short text by Atisha contains one hundred and eleven lines of advice in connection with the practice of thought transformation. It begins with obeisance to great compassion because this is the source of the many manifestations of a fully awakened being. The next obeisance to the spiritual masters implies that all inner development and experience is based upon devotion and confidence in the...