Today’s Lamrim Quote (10 November 2013)

Lama Atisha Dipamkara (982-1054)

Lama Atisha Dipamkara (982-1054)

“From this moment onwards
Until I attain enlightenment,
I shall not harbor harmful thoughts,
Anger, avarice or envy.
I shall cultivate pure conduct,
Give up wrong-doing and desire
And with joy in the vow of discipline
Train myself to follow the buddhas.”

From Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Jowo Je Atisha

As translated in: The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Atisha Dipamkarashrijnana, translated by Ruth Sonam, included in Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnanas’ “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” and Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s “Lines of Experience” by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holines the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa. Produced by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives for Thubten Dhargye Ling Publications. PDF available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

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