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Take up the three parts of the principal cause. e. food, clothing, and so forth. If these three have come together for you, take joy in that and pray that they be complete for others too. If these are not complete, meditate with compassion for others; take and heap upon yourself any lack of the principal cause in all sentient beings and pray for all others and yourself to have these three. Meditate on the three things not to be destroyed. Learn the three things not to be destroyed. Faith and respect for your guru should not be destroyed, since all the fine qualities of the Mahayana Dharma depend on him.

By awakening the karmic energy of previous training, And by virtue of my intense interest, I ignored misery and bad reputation And sought instruction to control ego-clinging. Now, even when I die, 111 have no regret. The great spiritual teacher, 'Chad-Ka-Wa, had aroused the karmic energy of his previous existences; his only interest was this Dharma. With great difficulty he sought and received the root of all Dharma, the key instructions for controlling ego-clinging, from the 58 great Father-Son transmtsston.

The precepts of the three ordinations should nor be destroyed. Make the three inseparable from virtue. You should always abandon unskillful action and never be separated from the roots of virtue in three ways, physically, verbally, and mentally. · Train impartiaUy in every area; it's important To have trained deeply and pervasively in everything. It is important to have perfected training deeply, not with mere words or mouthings, and also pervasively, with mind training infusing impartially and completely everything, good or bad, that arises as an object to the mind, whether sentient beings or the four elements and other inanimate objects or inhuman beings and so on.

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