However much time you have to spend with your teacher’s entourage or with your vajra brothers and sisters, never feel weary or irritated with them; be easy to be with like a comfortable belt.
Swallow your self importance and join in whatever there is to be done, mixing easily like salt in food.
When people speak harshly to you or pick quarrels, be ready to bear anything, like a pillar
Hence the say goes:
- Like a belt, be a comfortable companion
- Like salt, be easily mixed in
- Like a pillar, untiringly bear any load
- Serve thus your vajra brothers and your teacher’s attendants