In this session, John Bruna, the spiritual director of the Way of Compassion Dharma Center, offers a helpful modern perspective on the Eight Verses of Mind Training as presented in the Tibetan Buddhist lineages. He specifically speaks about how recognizing other sentient beings as precious for our journey to spiritual awakening.
With the thought of attaining Enlightenment
For the sake of all sentient beings,
Who are more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel
I will constantly practice holding them dear.