Today’s Lamrim Quote (17 December 2013)

Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570–1662)

Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570–1662)

“The thought, “Me, me” that your mind tightly apprehends from the depths of your heart, even when sunk in a deep sleep, is the innate apprehension of self. When someone accuses you falsely of making a mistake that you have not made, you think, “I didn’t make that mistake yet I am being accused of it.” Then a strong apprehension of “I” appears from deep within you and the way innate grapsing at self apprehends the “I” is clear. That is the time for a small portion of your mind to examine the “I” that the mind grasps and how it grasps it.”

From The Easy Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen

As translated in: The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience: A Practical Exposition of the Stages of the Path by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyel Tsen, which is included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated from the Tibetan under Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche’s guidance by Rosemary Patton, Editions Guepele (France).

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