This week’s Lamrim Quote (14 April 2014)

“Attainment of the supreme state of Buddhahood will not be accomplished merely by thinking “may I attain it.” I shall therefore take the Bodhisattva vows, endeavor to follow the practises, and engage in the activities of the spiritual sons. To teach the Dharma in whatever way is suitable without looking for offerings, respect, and so […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (7 April 2014)

“With the darkness of confusion concerning the points to adopt or reject Not dispelled by the lamp of perfect learning, If you do not know even the path, what need to speak Of entering the supreme city of liberation! Therefore, not content with a partial or superficial understanding Of the treatises of the Invincible Lord […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (31 March 2014)

“(Healthy) reliance on a kind spiritual master, The foundation for all good qualities, is the root of the path. Seeing this well, I request inspiration to rely With great appreciation, through many endeavours.” From Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je Tsong Khapa As translated in: Foundation of All Good Qualities by Tsongkhhapa. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (24 March 2014)

“Swept away by the current of the four powerful rivers, Tied by the tight bonds of karma, so hard to undo, Caught in the iron net of self-grasping, Completely enveloped by the total darkness of ignorance, Endlessly reborn in cyclic existence, Ceaselessly tormented by the three sufferings – Thinking that all mothers are in such […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (17 March 2014)

“Worthy of refuge are those who are entirely free of all personal fears, Who are skilled in the methods to free others from their frights, And whose compassion encompasses all. Although the Conqueror has already provided the external conditions for it, You must provide the internal conditions: trust and firm regard of them as a […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (10 March 2014)

“Therefore, if one wishes to engage in the general stages of the path of the Great Vehicle and, specifically, in Highest Yoga Tantra, the vital goal is turning definitely the path which is shared with the beings of small and middling scope into the essence.” From The Swift Path – Stages of the Path to […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (3 March 2014)

“Lacking even a smattering of the experience of detachment from cyclic existence, how is it possible to give rise to a fully characterized, uncontrived Great Compassion observing other sentient beings?” From The Sacred Words of Manjushri – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso As translated in: […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (24 February 2014)

“I and all sentient beings, my mothers, from beginningless time until now, have continuously undergone all the sufferings of cyclic existence in general, and those of the three lower realms in particular. Nevertheless it is still difficult to fathom the depth and breadth of this misery. Now that I have attained a choice human life, […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (17 February 2014)

“Death is inevitable. Yet, there is no certainty of when I am going to die. Hence, I must work hard to make the most of this life now. So far, people from all classes of society – high, middle and low – have been swiftly overcome by the Lord of Death, like crowds in a […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (10 February 2014)

“Since it fulfils all the wishes of beings without exception, It is the king of kings among all quintessential instructions; Since it gathers into it thousands of excellent rivers of treatises, It’s as well the ocean of most glorious well-uttered insights. It helps to recognize all teachings to be free of contradictions; It helps the […]

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