Master Padma said: When practicing the Dharma, you must first tame your own
mind.

The lady asked: What does that mean?

The master said: You must extinguish the scorching flames of anger with the water of loving-kindness.

You must cross the river of desire on the bridge of powerful remedies.

You must light the torch of discriminating knowledge in the darkness of stupidity.

You must crumble the mountain of pride to the ground with the pestle of diligence.

You must overcome the storm of envy by wearing the warm garment of patience.

In any case, these five poisons, your old archenemies, will ruin your being in the three realms of samsara if you uninhibitedly indulge in them. Do not let them run wild. There is a danger in that.

~ Dakini Teachings, A Collection of Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal