“This tradition, possessing such strength and impact, takes the heart of all the teachings of Buddha and structures it into steps for gradual evolution through the successive experiences of the path running through the three levels of spiritual application. What an approach to Dharma! How can its greatness ever be described? Consider the beneficial effects of hearing or teaching the Lamrim even once: an understanding of Buddha and his teachings arises and, by means of pure attitudes and application, the person who is a vessel suitable for Dharma collects benefits equivalent to those of having heard all the words of Buddha.”
From Essence of Refined Gold by His Holiness the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso. Translated by Glen Mullin. Tushita Books (India), 1978.