Tendencies of the mind
Are shaped
Over the many years
Since birth.

Distortions of the soul
Are created
Over the many lifetimes
Transcending this life.

To correct these distortions
We must continue to practice
Each and every day
And over a long period of time.

We need a constant succession of practice
To strengthen the muscles of the mind
And to make the new way of using the mind
Penetrate into the level of unconsciousness.

Keiko Takahashi