This Week’s Lamrim Quote (24 March 2014)


“Swept away by the current of the four powerful rivers,
Tied by the tight bonds of karma, so hard to undo,
Caught in the iron net of self-grasping,
Completely enveloped by the total darkness of ignorance,
Endlessly reborn in cyclic existence,
Ceaselessly tormented by the three sufferings –
Thinking that all mothers are in such a condition,
Generate the supreme mind of enlightenment.”

From The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa

As translated in: The Three Principles of the Path by Lama Tsong Khapa. Translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. PDF available from FPMT.

Photo: Some of the 30,000 attendees of the 2013 Jangchup Lamrim Teachings, seated in the temporary tent built for the occasion. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is seated on the throne in the far center of this photo. Sera Monastery, Bylakuppe, India, January 2014, © Rio Helmi/JLTOC

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