I noticed a mildly abusive word that came through the gate of my mouth a few weeks ago. I could not fathom to understand how this could happen despite strict discipline, practices and a meditative morning that preceded this incident. This caused a huge turbulence within me. I wished to get to the root of this. I continued the journey of being and received my answer. The root cause was the elevated sense of self that I was strutting around like a proud peacock. Learning humility whilst completely annihilating the ego has been the lesson of this year for me. The following lines from the eight verses of training the mind helped me ground myself. I stumbled upon the lines the previous evening and the Universe very kindly gave me the insight in the early hours of the morning the following day. I humbly share these with you.
1) By thinking of all sentient beings
As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel
For accomplishing the highest aim,
I will always hold them dear.
2) Whenever I’m in the company of others,
I will regard myself as the lowest among all,
And from the depths of my heart
Cherish others as supreme.
3) In my every action, I will watch my mind,
And the moment destructive emotions arise,
I will confront them strongly and avert them,
Since they will hurt both me and others
In a spirit of service,
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