(Sanskrit. Tibetan: dam tshig) 1. A pledge or commitment of spiritual practice. 2. Appears in Tibetan scriptures at the end of a chapter, as an oath that the preceding statements are true.
"Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment."