Today’s Lamrim Quote (13 November 2013)

Je Tsong Khapa, Lobsang Drakpa

Je Tsong Khapa, Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419)

“Discriminating awareness is the eye for (seeing) the profound view of the nature of reality.
It’s the pathway of mind for extracting the root of compulsive existence.
It’s the treasure of good qualities praised in all the scriptural pronouncements,
And is renowned as the best of lamps for dispelling the darkness of naivety.

Realizing this, those who are wise and who wish liberation Enhance, with all effort, that pathway-mind.
The ennobling, impeccable Lama has practiced like that.
Let me, too, who strives for liberation,
Cultivate myself in the same way.”

From The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (also known as Song of the Stages of the Path) by Je Tsong Khapa

As translated in: The Abbreviated Points of the Graded Path by Tsongkhhapa. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available from The Berzin Archives.

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