Alas, now as the intermediate state of living [so-called "normal life"] arises before me,
Renouncing laziness, for which there is no time in this life,
I must enter the undistracted path of study, reflection and Meditation.
Taking perceptual experience and [the nature of] mind as the path,
I must cultivate actualisation of the three buddha-bodies [highest enlightenment].
Now, having obtained a precious human body, this one time,
I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

Alas, now as the intermediate state of dreams arises before me,
Renouncing the corpse-like, insensitive sleep of delusion,
I must enter, free from distracting memories, the state of the abiding nature of reality.
Cultivating [the experience of] inner radiance,
Through the recognition, emanation, and transformation of dreams,
I must not cherish sleep like a beast,
But cherish the experiential cultivation which mingles sleep with actual [realisation].

Quoted from Root Verses of the Six Intermediate States by Padmasambhava, included in The Tibetan Book of the Dead published by Viking in 2006 (ISBN 0-670-85886-2).

Quote of the Day

"Those who only preoccupy themselves with their own spiritual progress and do not work for others achieve absolutely nothing. Whosoever wants to progress must sacrifice the self for others."

Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah