From the outside, we appear to be genuine dharma practitioners; on the inside, our minds have not blended with the dharma. We conceal our afflictions inside like a poisonous snake. Yet when difficult situations arise, the hidden faults of a poor practitioner come to light. Lama, think of us, behold us swiftly with compassion. Bless us that we ourselves are able to tame our mind.

Not recognizing our own faults, we take the form of a dharma practitioner, while engaging in non-dharmic pursuits. We are habituated to kleshas and non-virtuous activity. Again and again virtuous intentions arise; again and again they are cut off. Lama, think of us, behold us swiftly with compassion. Bless us that we see our own faults.

— Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

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