In the middle I took the scriptures as teacher,
In the end I took my own mind as teacher.
From the teacher showing the path of deliverance
I received the sacred teachings for my own liberation:
My practice was to shun wrongdoing and cultivate virtue.
From the Bodhisattva teacher
I received the sacred Great Vehicle teachings
on how to generate enlightened mind:
My practice was to cherish others more than myself.
From the Adamantine Vehicle teacher,
I received the sacred Secret Mantra teachings,
empowerments and instructions:
My practice was to cultivate faith, respect, and pure perception."