Advice for yogis ~ Milarepa

A son, a wife, and flame to extreme,
Are three great fetters for a yogi.
The practitioner should leave them.
Prestige, enjoyment and goods like gems,
Are three great hinderances to a yogi,
The practitioner should renounce them.
Relatives, disciples, and rich patrons,
Are three great obstacles to a yogi.
The practitioner should forsake them.
Fatigue, sleep, and spirits like gin,
Are three great robbers of a yogi.
The practitioner should forswear them.
To chat, to joke, to entertain,
Are three distractions to a yogi,
The practitioner should renounce them.


Milarepa


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