The most important thing

"Relax your mind and body.
Then think, “What is the most important thing that I wish for?” We wish to have lasting peace and happiness and to be free from suffering; and that is what everybody wants.
Be very clear about this motivation: The most important thing is that we could contribute to that lasting peace and happiness which is free from suffering.
We make a strong wish for that to happen and invoke the blessings of all great beings to grant us the power and blessings for this to happen, “I must make this happen, because it is the most important thing.”

Whatever I do, I’ll dedicate all the positive things which arise from that motivation to that end."

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in "Tonglen", Berlin, 2006, transcribed by Dylan Vaughn

Photo: Ringu Tulku sailing to Holy Isle Project, Arran, Summer 2013
Thanks to Karma Changchub

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