This week’s Lamrim Quote (28 July 2014)

“With a firm, intense, and enduring faith in Manjushri, Best at banishing the darkness from the disciple’s mind, I prayed that all the teachings might dawn as training, And I applied myself to all the requisite conditions. When I think this over, how well my destiny was fulfilled! Thank you so very much, O Holy […]

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Today’s Lamrim Quote (21 July 2014)

“Seeking samsaric pleasures is the door to all suffering; They are uncertain and cannot be relied upon. Recognizing these shortcomings, Please bless me to generate the strong wish for the bliss of liberation.” From Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je Tsong Khapa As included in: Essential Buddhist Prayers: An FPMT Prayer Book, volume 1. Translated […]

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Today’s Lamrim Quote (14 July 2014)

“By cultivating in mind that this human life is so hard to find Yet has no time to spare, preoccupations with this life will cease; By contemplating repeatedly the truth of karma and samsaric suffering, Preoccupations with next life will come to cease.” From The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa As […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (7 July 2014)

“Since gaining happiness depends on the dharma, you must practise it. As you have spiritual masters and freedom and fortune, you can practise it. If you do not do so now, it will be difficult to attain freedom and fortune in the future.” From Essence of Fine Speech – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (30 June 2014)

“At this time when I have encountered the precious teachings of the Buddha which are difficult to encounter, should I not obtain from now onwards [either] a state of utter and perfect Buddhahood [or] a supreme Liberation which has abandoned all of the suffering of cyclic existence, I will have to experience yet again the […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (23 June 2014)

“Since pervasive Atisha seemed equal to the Muni In dispelling the gloom of wrong conceptions, After setting his works, supreme wish-fulfilling jewels, Atop the victory-banner of hearing, thinking and meditating Certainly, this doctrine of the so-called ‘Kadampas’ Which pervades all directions and sates every wish and desire, is marvelous.” From The Sacred Words of Manjushri […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (16 June 2014)

“Having trained your mind in the common path in this way, it is absolutely necessary to enter the vajrayana, for thanks to that path you will easily complete the two collections without having to take three countless aeons to do so. Moreover, having received an experiential explanation on the way to rely on a spiritual […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (9 June 2014)

“Stay absorbed in the meditative equipoise of the union of calm abiding and special insight, single-pointedly focused on the space-like emptiness which is absent of all extremes of elaboration. Then, coming out from this, you should meditate on the illusion-like emptiness of the post-meditative period when things appear as if they exist inherently though they […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (2 June 2014)

“Mental stability is the king wielding power over the mind. Fix it and it remains immovable like the Powerful Lord of Mountains. Project it and it engages in all constructive aims. It induces an exhilarating sense of feeling physically and mentally fit. Realizing this, the yogis with powerful command Continuously devote themselves to absorbed concentration, […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (26 May 2014)

“Why is it not enough to cultivate either calm abiding or special insight? Why is it necessary to cultivate both? To illustrate this: when you light a butter lamp at night in order to look at murals, if the butter lamp is both very bright and does not flicker due to wind, you will see […]

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