The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels
By Atiśa Dīpaṃkara
Should you find a way to peace and happiness,
Strive constantly to put it into practice
Raise your spirits and encourage yourself.
And always meditate on emptiness.
should laziness or procrastination strike,
Immediately take note of your errors, one by one,
And remind yourself of the heart of your discipline.
Practising like this, you will complete Accumulations of both merit and wisdom,
And eliminate the two forms of obscuration.
You will make this human life meaningful,
And, in time, gain unsurpassable awakening.