“Just as suffering torments oneself, likewise does suffering torment all sentient beings. All sentient beings tormented by suffering are exclusively one’s benevolent mothers. Not even one has not performed the deed of becoming [our] mother, [while] those who have become [our] mothers are innumerable. Each one when having become [our] mother protected [us] with a similar kindness with which this life’s mother protected us, [hence], one will think: ‘Since they protected me kindly, their kindness is extremely great!'”
From The Swift Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Panchen Lobsang Yeshe, as will be published (approx 2014) in The Interwoven Transmission of “The Swift Path” and “From the Mouth of Manjushri”, commentary by Khensur Kangyur Rinpoche, translation by Ilia Durovic. Jamgon Editions. Download a partial, draft translation of The Swift Path here.