Four Thoughts
That turn one`s mind to Dharma

DANG  PO  GOM  JA  DAL  JOR  RIN  CHEN  DI 
First, this precious human birth, so favorable for the practice of the dharma, 

THOP  KA  JIK  LA  DA  RÉ  DÖN  YÖ  JA 
Is hard to obtain and easily lost. At this time, I must make this meaningful. 

NYI  PA  NÖ  CHÜ  THAM  CHÉ  MI  TAK  CHING 
Second, the world and all its inhabitants are impermanent. 

GÖ  SU  DRO  WAY  TSHE  SOK  CHU  BUR  DRA 
In particular, the life of each being is like a water bubble. 

NAM  CHI  CHA  MÉ  SHI  TSHE  RO  RU  GYUR 
It is uncertain when I will die and become a corpse. 

DE  LA  CHÖ  KYI  PHEN  CHIR  TSON  PÉ  DRUP 
As it is only the dharma that can help me at that time, I must practice now with 
diligence. 

SUM  PA  SHI  TSHE  RANG  WANG  MI  DU  WAR 
Third, at death there is no freedom, and karma takes its course. 

LE  NI  DAK  GIR  JA  CHIR  DIK  PA  PANG 
As I create my own karma, I should therefore abandon all unwholesome action, 

GE  WAY  JA  WÉ  TAK  TU  DA  WAR  JA 
And always devote my time to wholesome action. 

ZHÉ  SAM  NYIN  RÉ  RANG  GYU  NYI  LA  TAK 
With this in mind, I must observe my mind-stream each day. 

ZHI  PA  KHOR  WAY  NÉ  DROK  DÉ  JOR  SOK 
Fourth, just like a feast before the executioner leads me to my death, 

DUK  NGAL  SUM  GYI  TAK  TU  NAR  WAY  CHIR 
The homes, friends, pleasures, and possessions of samsara 

SÖ  SAR  THRI  PAY  SHE  MAY  GA  TÖN  TAR 
Cause me continual torment by means of the three sufferings. 

ZHEN  THRI  CHÉ  NÉ  TSÖN  PÉ  JANG  CHUP  DRUP 
I must cut through all attachment and strive to attain enlightenment. 



May All Beings be happy and have the causes of happiness!