Gratitude for Afflictions

Assailed by afflictions, we discover Dharma

And find the way to liberation. Thank you, evil forces!

 

When sorrows invade the mind, we discover Dharma

And find lasting happiness. Thank you, sorrows!

 

Through harm caused by spirits we discover Dharma

And find fearlessness. Thank you, ghosts and demons!

 

Through people’s hate we discover Dharma

And find benefits and happiness. Thank you, those who hate us!

 

Through cruel adversity, we discover Dharma

And find the unchanging way. Thank you, adversity!

 

Through being impelled to by others, we discover Dharma

And find the essential meaning. Thank you, all who drive us on!

 

We dedicate our merit to you all, to repay your kindness.

  • Gyalwa Longchenpa