Today’s Lamrim Quote – 21 September 2012

Je Tsong Khapa, Lobsang Drakpa

Je Tsong Khapa, Lobsang Drakpa (1357–1419)

“If the darkness that hides the basis of right and wrong
Is not illuminated by the lamp of true learning,
You cannot know even the path; not to speak of
Entrance into the supreme city of liberation!
Therefore, not satisfied with partiality and rough ideas,
I trained carefully in all the treatises of the Invincible Lord of Dharma,
And of those (great sages) widely renowned in India
As the “Six Ornaments” and the “Two Superiors.”
Thinking this over, how well my destiny was fulfilled!
Thank you so much, O Holy Wisdom Treasure!”

Verse 4 from Destiny Fulfilled: The Spiritual Biography of Lama Tsong Khapa by Je Tsong Khapa, as published in The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa edited by Robert A. F. Thurman. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.  This translation is available on-line from FPMT.

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