Precious Human Body

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mi lus rin po che - Comprised of the eight freedoms and ten riches.

The freedoms are to avoid rebirth in the eight unfree states:

1-3) three lower realms,

4) a long-living god,

5) having wrong views,

6) a savage,

7) a mute, or

8) born in an age without buddhas.

The riches are five from oneself and five from others.

The five riches from oneself are:

1) to be a human,

2) centrally born,

3) with intact sense powers,

4) having unperverted livelihood and

5) faith in the right place.

The five riches from others are:

1) a buddha appeared and

2) he taught the Dharma,

3) the teachings remain and

4) have followers and

5) (teachers) who compassionately benefit others [RY]