Seventy Aspirations

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The Seventy Aspirations is a prayer composed by Ashvagosha. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche tells the story of this prayer:

One day Ashvaghosha was travelling through a forest, and he met a tiger. The tiger ate his limbs, but not completely, and Ashvaghosha continued to crawl along although he was losing blood and dying. Every time he saw a stone, he wrote a poem, and after seventy verses, he died. This poem is called Seventy Aspirations, and they are prayers you can recite.

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Translation http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&&sa=X&ei=OFwkTIjaFM7KjAf3qtFq&ved=0CBEQBSgA&q=seventy+aspirations+of+ashvaghosha&spell=1