This week’s Lamrim Quote (15 September 2014)

“The observed objects of compassion are sentient beings who suffer due to any of the three kinds of suffering. Its aspect is the thought: “If only they were free from these sufferings,” “May they be free from them,” and “I will free them from them.” The sequence of the meditations is to meditate on compassion […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (8 September 2014)

“The way to cultivate love is as follows. Just as you can develop compassion once you have repeatedly thought about how living beings are made miserable by suffering, develop love by thinking repeatedly about how living beings lack all happiness, both contaminated and uncontaminated. When you become familiar with this, you will naturally wish for […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (1 September 2014)

“Having first generated sympathetic love For all sentient beings, Think of all of them without exception Undergoing the sufferings of the three lower realms, Of birth, of dying and the like, And with the wish to free beings From the pain of manifest suffering, From the suffering [of change] and from their causes, Generate the […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (25 August 2014)

“Meditating on repaying kindness [which all sentient beings have shown you when they were your mother in previous lives]: 1. Even though you do not recognize them due to birth, death, and transmigration, it would be shameful 2. To neglect those who have been kind does not accord with the well-mannered 3. As it would […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (18 August 2014)

“When you were reborn as wild animals, your mothers treated you with loving kindness and looked after you. When your mother was a bird, for example, she shielded you with her wings for nearly a month. And if enemies threatened, such as a man with a stick, she would protect her precious chick with her […]

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This Week’s Lamrim Quote (11 August 2014)

“Why is it necessary to train one’s mind according to the seven-point instruction, causes and effect, which is the tradition of the great Lord, the glorious Atisha? Buddhahood originates in the spirit of enlightenment, which in turn arises from the superior intention. This proceeds from compassion, which arises from love. The latter derives from repaying […]

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This week’s Lamrim Quote (4 August 2014)

“Even implacable foes of past lives Have become friends in this life, and done me service. Past lives’ friends, too, become in this life Real foes, who even attack my life. Even in this life, from early to later parts, In every year and month and day, And moment by moment, friends and foes change. […]

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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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