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Tsongkhapa's The three principle aspects of the path.
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:45:02 am »
Homage to the venerable Spiritual Guide.

I shall explain to the best of my ability
The essential meaning of all the Conqueror's teachings,
The path praised by all the Bodhisattvas,
And the gateway for fortunate ones seeking liberation.

You who are not attached to the joys of samsara,
But striving to make your freedom and endowment meaningful,
O Fortunate Ones who apply your minds to the path that pleases the Conqueror's,
Please listen with a clear mind.

Without pure renunciation, there is no way to pacify
Attachment to the pleasures of samsara;
And since living beings are tightly bound by desire for samsara,
Begin by seeking renunciation.

Freedom and endowment are difficult to find, and there is no time to waste.
By acquainting your mind with this, overcome
attachment to this life;
And by repeatedly contemplating actions and effects
And the sufferings of samsara, overcome attachment to future lives.

When through contemplating in this way, the desire for
the pleasures of samsara
Does not arise even for a moment,
But a mind longing for liberation arises throughout the day and the night,
At that time renunciation is generated.

However, if this is not maintained
By completely pure bodhichitta,
It will not be a cause of the perfect happiness of unsurpassed enlightenment;
Therefore, the wise generate supreme bodhichitta.

Swept along by the currents of the four powerful rivers,
Tightly bound by the chains of karma, so hard to release,
Ensnared within the iron net of self grasping,
Completely enveloped by the pitch black darkness of ignorance,

Taking rebirth after rebirth in boundless samsara,
And unceasingly tormented by the three sufferings-
Through contemplating the state of your mothers in
conditions such as these,
Generate a supreme mind of Bodhichitta].

But, even though you may be acquainted with
renunciation and bodhichitta,
If you do not possess the wisdom realizing the way things are,
You will not be able to cut the root of samsara;
Therefore, strive in the means for realizing dependent relationship.

Whoever negates the conceived object of self-grasping
Yet sees the infallibility of causes and effect
Of all phenomena in samsara and nivarna,
Has entered the path that pleases the buddhas.

Dependent-related appearance is infallible
And emptiness is inexpressible;
For as long as the meaning of these two appear to be
seperate,
You have not yet realized Buddha's intention.

When they arise as one, not alternating but simultaneous,
From merely seeing infallible dependent relationship
comes certain knowledge that destroys all grasping at
Objects.
At that time, the analysis of view is complete.

Moreover when then extreme of existance is dispelled by
appearance,
And the extreme of non-existance is dispelled by emptiness,
And you know how emptiness is perceived as cause and effect,
You will not be captivated by extreme views.

When, in this way, you have correctly realized the essential points
Of the three principle aspects of the path,
Dear one, withdraw into solitude, generate strong effort, and quickly accomplish the final goal.

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Re: Tsongkhapa's The three principle aspects of the path.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 03:37:22 pm »
I love this text so much!

It's the pith instruction of the lamrim teachings, an even more condensed presentation of all of Buddha's teachings.

Tsongkhapa was such a wishfulfilling jewel,  shining with wisdom light!



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Re: Tsongkhapa's The three principle aspects of the path.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010, 12:57:11 am »
I love this text so much!

It's the pith instruction of the lamrim teachings, an even more condensed presentation of all of Buddha's teachings.

Tsongkhapa was such a wishfulfilling jewel,  shining with wisdom light!




Very much agree friend :)
The venerable knew his onions. :)
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We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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Re: Tsongkhapa's The three principle aspects of the path.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010, 04:53:55 am »
Found within new meditation handbook.
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We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

 


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