Ten Signs of the Superior Person

up_and_higher_by_kariliimatainenTen Signs of the Superior Person
by Tibetan Master Milarepa

1.   To have little pride and envy is the sign of the superior person.

2.   To have few desires and satisfaction with simple things is the sign of the superior person.

3.   To be lacking in hypocrisy and deceit is the sign of the superior person.

4.   To regulate one’s conduct in accordance with the law of cause and effect as carefully as one would guard the pupils of one’s eyes is the sign of the superior person.

5.   To be faithful in one’s engagement and obligations is the sign of the superior person.

6.   To be able to keep alive friendships while regarding all beings with impartiality is the sign of the superior person.

7.   To look with pity and without anger upon those who live evilly is the sign of the superior person.

8.   To allow others the victory, taking on the defeat, is the sign of the superior person.

9.   To differ from the multitude in every thought and deed is the sign of the superior person.

10.  To observe faithfully and without pride one’s spiritual vows is the sign of the superior person.

Source: [to be added.]

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4 thoughts on “Ten Signs of the Superior Person

  1. bert0001 February 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm Reply

    There is a story of Milarepa searching for enlightenment meeting an old man carrying a heavy bundle on his back. Something tells him this old man knows the answer to his question, so he asks, “What is enlightenment?”

    The old man sets down his load and stands up straight. Milarepa understands and says, “Yes, I see…. but what comes after enlightenment?” To which the old man swings his heavy load onto his back and continues on his way.

  2. stevenegri January 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Adventures Before and After and commented:
    At best I stumble along this path as I trudge the road of happy destiny.

  3. thesevenminds February 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Thanks for the reblog.

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