I like suffering ~ Patrul Rinpoche

I don’t like happiness, I like suffering:
If I am happy, the five poisons increase.
If I suffer, my past bad karma is exhausted.
I don’t value high positions, I like low ones.
If I am important, my pride and jealousy increase;
If I am lowly, I relax and my spiritual practice grows.
The lowest place is the seat of the saints of the past.

Patrul Rinpoche

quoted in the book The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva

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