The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Friends, Relatives, Allies

Source: Friends, Relatives, Allies | Great Middle Way


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.


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