“(Healthy) reliance on a kind spiritual master,
The foundation for all good qualities, is the root of the path.
Seeing this well, I request inspiration to rely
With great appreciation, through many endeavours.”
From Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je Tsong Khapa
As translated in: Foundation of All Good Qualities by Tsongkhhapa. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available fromThe Berzin Archives.
Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the first day of the 2013 Janghup Lamrim Teachings, Sera Monastery, Bylakuppe, India, December 2013, © Rio Helmi/JLTOC