This Week’s Lamrim Quote (25 November 2014)

“To me and the wanderers fallen into the depths Of the frightful abyss of samsara, overcome By dense darkness of suffering, knowing not what to do, Please show the light of Dharma, the Path of Freedom!” From The Essence of Nectar – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru As translated […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (17 November 2014)

“Then, with a firm, intense and enduring faith In Manjugosha, supreme in banishing the darkness from the disciples’ minds, I prayed in order that all scripture might dawn as spiritual instruction And strove to fulfill all the necessary conditions. Thinking this over, how well my destiny is fulfilled! Thank you very much, Noble Lord Wisdom […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (9 November 2014)

“Having become a pure vessel by training in the general path, Please bless me to enter The holy gateway of the fortunate ones: The supreme vajra vehicle. At that time, the basis of accomplishing the two attainments Is keeping pure vows and samaya. As I have become firmly convinced of this, Please bless me to […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (4 November 2014)

“Even if you have built up as habits renunciation and a bodhichitta aim, Still, if you lack the discriminating awareness of realizing the abiding nature of reality, You will be unable to sever the root of your compulsive existence. Therefore, make effort in the methods for realizing dependent arising.” From The Three Principal Aspects of […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (27 October 2014)

“Meditating on emptiness while maintaining the influence of the spirit of enlightenment, and practising generosity and such while maintaining the influence of wisdom is what is meant by practising method and wisdom inseparably.” From Essence of Fine Speech – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Ngawang Drakpa of Dagpo As translated in: The Essence of […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (20 October 2014)

“Should one meditate out of a desire for the profit of this life, a desire for fame, a desire for the eight worldly Dharmas, a desire for respect and reputation, whatsoever karma accrued thereby will not even become meaningful for future lives. It is said in the general Guhyasamāja Tantra: Thou shalt not desire results […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (14 October 2014)

“It is an important point that the intelligent should analyze the beginning, middle and end of all practice, great and small, without contamination by the stains of one’s own fabrications.” From The Sacred Words of Manjushri – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama Lobsang Gyatso As translated in: The […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (6 October 2014)

“Next, to meditate the spirit of enlightenment, while meditating the master-deity on your head, reflect in the following manner: If I ask myself whether I now have the ability to establish all sentient beings in complete and perfect Buddhahood, I will have to admit that I do not have the ability to establish so much […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (29 September 2014)

“Who should these poor mother sentient beings put their hope in, if not me? Who does the responsibility of freeing these mothers fall upon, if not me? Nothing could be a more shameful and embarrassing act than ignoring these kind mothers and selfishly working only to free yourself from samsara!…Now I shall ignore myself and, by every […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (22 September 2014)

“Ever-enhancing your enlightened motive of bodhicitta is the central axle of the Mahayana path. It is the basis and foundation for great waves of (enlightening) conduct. Like a gold-making elixir, (it turns) everything (you do) into the two collections, (building up) a treasure of merit gathered from infinitely collected virtues. Knowing this, bodhisattvas hold this […]

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