The ten perfections of the wheel of the law
And as the cycles turn/ The foundations of Buddhahood are formed;
And one day the soul finds itself/ A veritable magnet of the Central Sun
Magnetizing the buddhic light/ Until it does become the Buddha all in one.
The first perfection of the wheel then/ For all who with Sumedha would be
the Buddha/ Is the perfection of alms./ It is the total giving of oneself,
The continual emptying of the jar of water/ That the jar might be filled again.
It is the self-emptying,/ The bestowing of the energy of God freely.
This virtue is the testing/ Of the measure of selflessness
For only in the flame of selflessness/ Are there found souls
who can be trusted/ With the energies of God's power. -Gautama Buddha:
Quietly Comes the Buddha, 1975, 1977, chapter 3