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  Opening homage   * * *
1 human body study: listen, think, meditate   .
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2 remaining renunciation of home * * *
3 withdraw live in seclusion * * *
4 world departs renunciation * * *
5 bad friends sever ties * * *
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8 pain do not harm * * *
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11 sufferings exchange self/others * * *
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13 harm us take on the effects * * *
14 slander us praise his virtues * * *
15 expose our faults our teacher * * *
16 ingratitude to us give more love * * *
17 insulting us honor them * * *
18 pleasures renunciation * * *
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20 anger * * *
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22 appearances * * *
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26 shila * * *
27 kshanti * * *
28 virya   * * *
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37 dedicate merit * * *
  Closing dedication   * * *
source: This page is an attempt to summarize the ideas in Part One of Essential Teachings, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Rupa & Co., 1996, which was adapted from oral teachings first given by the Dalai Lama to a group of Tibetan refugees in Bodh Gaya, India. back: The Thirty-seven Practices of all Buddha's Sons