Today’s Lamrim Quote – 23 November 2012

Je Tsong Khapa, Lobsang Drakpa

Je Tsong Khapa, Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419)

“Patience is the best adornment for those with power and the perfect ascetic practice for those tormented by delusions. It is the high-soaring eagle as the enemy of the snake of anger, and the thickest armor against the weapons of abusive language. Knowing this, (the wise) have accustomed themselves in various ways and forms to the armor of supreme patience. I, the yogi, have practiced just that. You who also seek liberation, please cultivate yourself in the same way.”

From The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Je Tsong Khapa, as translated by Sherpa Tulku, Khamlung Tulku, Alexander Berzin and Jonathan Landaw and published in Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holines the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. PDF available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

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