Today’s Lamrim Quote (8 November 2013)

Je Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo (1878–1941)

Je Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo (1878–1941)

“When at the top of the ladder kings, ministers, and whole countries fight, or when on the bottom rung their subjects, families, etc., argue – or even when monks squabble – self-cherishing is at fault…. When you die from poison, or from undigested food, you do not really die of poison: because of your self-cherishing you ate far too much. Your self-cherishing killed you.  When you are innocent but get accused of being a thief, it is the direct [karmic] result of having harmed others due to self-cherishing.”

From Liberation in the Palm of One’s Hand, spoken by Pabongka Rinpoche and compiled by Trijang Rinpoche

As translated in: Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche / Trijang Rinpoche. Translated by Michael Richards. Wisdom Publications. Click here to download a PDF of 100 pages of excerpts, including the multiple introductions and appendixes, extensive Lamrim outline, and first chapter “Introductory Discourse on the Lamrim”; courtesy of Wisdom Publications.

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