These are going to be mostly exerps from the Dalai Lama's book "A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night" May some find food for thought and or inspiration! Abandon evildoing; Practice virtue well; Subdue your mind: This is the Buddha's teaching. Like a star, an optical illusion, or a flame, A magical illusion, a dewdrop, or a bubble, Like a dream, a flash of lightning, or a cloud— So should one consider all compounded things. By this merit may we attain omniscience And overcome our enemy, our harmful deeds, And may beings, buffeted by the waves of birth, old age, sickness, and death, Be liberated from the ocean of suffering existence. Do not rely on individuals, rely on the teachings. Do not rely on the words, rely on the meaning. Do not rely on the adapted meaning, rely on the ultimate meaning. Do not rely on intellectual knowledge, rely on innate wisdom.