The four reliances (Tibetan: tönpa shyi; wylie: rton pa bzhi) are four reminders from the Buddha.
- Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality
- Rely on the meaning, not just on the words
- Rely on the real meaning, not on the provisional meaning
- Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary, judgmental mind
- The Sword of Wisdom by Ju Mipham Rinpoche
- The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Chapter Nine