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Friends, Relatives, Allies

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Eight Auspicious Symbols v1_1 300dpiThose who accomplish difficult tasks,

give up what is difficult to give up,

and tolerate what is difficult to bear;

who accept what is difficult to accept;

who turn you away from what is inappropriate,

and take care to turn you toward what is appropriate;

whose commitment supports your intentions;

who desire your happiness and regard you with affection

—these are friends, relatives, and allies.

Others who follow you only in their own interest

are nothing but very ordinary beings.

Matriceta

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