Hiding one’s faults within, although they are as huge as a mountain,
One exposes and condemns others’ faults, although they are as small as a sesame seed.
Without having even the slightest good quality, one acts as if one is noble.
Named a Dharma practitioner, all one does is against Dharma.
Sublime Guru, you who know, please swiftly look upon me with compassion.
Bless me to pacify my pride and selfishness.

From The Sole Panacea, by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche © 2013 by the Estate of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Reprinted with permission of Shambhala Publications. www.shambhala.com.

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