I claim to be arousing bodhicitta, but still do not have it.
I have trained in the path of the six perfections, but have remained selfish.
Bless me and small-minded beings like me,
That we may train in the sublime bodhicitta.
from the book Words of My Perfect Teacher
translated by Padmakara Translation Group
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