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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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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