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Destiny Fulfilled: Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realisation

Lama Tsongkhapa

Lama Tsongkhapa

Destiny Fulfilled: Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realisation

Om! May we have happiness and excellences!

1. The eyes for the world to see higher realms of life and the freedom of enlightenment,

Resting place for those tired from wandering on the paths of cyclic existence,

The root of happiness and excellence, my kind Gurus

And the Noble Lord Wisdom Treasure (Manjushri)—I bow to your feet!

2. To gather a great store [of merit and wisdom] with little effort,

Rejoicing in virtue is praised as best.

Particularly, regarding the past virtues collected by oneself,

If you develop, without pride, great joy in your virtues of the past

It is said these past virtues will increase even more. Continua »

 

Lama Tsongkhapa: Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training

Lama Je Tsongkhapa: May the bliss of the mystical fusion of transcendent wisdom with tender compassion fall like sweet summer rain from dark blue clouds

Lama Je Tsongkhapa: May the bliss of the mystical fusion of transcendent wisdom with tender compassion fall like sweet summer rain from dark blue clouds

Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training, composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419)

1. With body, speech, and mind fully aligned, I prostrate fervently before those rare beings, who are victorious over all notions of limitation, and before their spiritual daughters and sons. May a cosmic celebration of pure poetry, perfectly expressing the most subtle teaching of these victorious sages and the inheritors of their wisdom, now burst forth like an infinite garden in perpetual spring.

2. Gaze calmly with the clear eye of Prajnaparamita (Perfect Wisdom) upon universal manifestation, this beginningless tapestry woven from vibrant karmic threads of conscious beings, and listen to the harmonious symphony of interdependence. Continua »

 

Lama Tzong Khapa: Prayer for Rebirth in Sukhavati

Prayer for Birth in Sukhavati, Realm of Bliss

With deeds exalted, you grant splendour unending; Continua »

 

Lama Tsongkhapa: The Great Praise to Maitreya Buddha

The Great Praise to Maitreya Buddha

by Je Lama Tsongkhapa at the hermitage of Lho Brag in 1395.

May the fire of great loving kindness
Burn away the fuel of anger and hatred; Continua »

 

Lam Rim Meditation from the Lama Chopa Practice

Lam Rim Meditation from the Lama Chopa Practice

By the power of my having made offerings and respectful requests to you, holy and venerable Gurus, supreme field of positive potential, inspire me, protectors and root of well-being and bliss, to come under your joyful care. Continua »

 

Lama Tsongkhapa: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Lama Je Tsongkhapa: Furthermore, appearance eliminates the extreme of existence

Lama Je Tsongkhapa: Furthermore, appearance eliminates the extreme of existence

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path (lam ghi tsowo nampa soom) By Lama Tsongkhapa

Expressing the Homage
I bow down to my perfect gurus.

The Promise to Compose
[1] The essential meaning of the Victorious Ones’ teachings,
The path praised by all the holy Victors and their Children,
The gateway of the fortunate ones desiring liberation –
This I shall try to explain as much as I can.

Persuading to Listen
[2] Those who are not attached to the pleasures of circling [
samsara],
Who strive to make freedom and endowments meaningful,
Who entrust themselves to the path pleasing the Victorious Ones
You fortunate ones: listen with a calm mind. Continua »

 

Lama Tzong Khapa: The Abbreviated Points of the Graded Path

Lama Tzong Khapa: The Abbreviated Points of the Graded Path – Lines of Experience

Homage to Guru Manjughosha!

(1) (Bowing my) head, I prostrate to you, Foremost One from the Shakya (Clan): your body is born with a host of splendid, constructive and excellent (signs); your speech grants the wishes of limitless wandering beings; your mind sees all knowables just as they are. Continua »

 

Lama Tsongkhapa: Foundation of all good qualities

The Foundation of All Good Qualities

By Lama Tsongkhapa

The foundation of all good qualities is the kind and perfect, pure guru;
Correct devotion to him is the root of the path.
By clearly seeing this and applying great effort, Continua »

 

Tsong Khapa: Essence of Eloquence

PRAISE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI FOR HIS TEACHING OF RELATIVITY

The Short Essence of Eloquence Je Tsong Khapa Continua »

 

Je Tsongkhapa: In praise of dependent origination

IN PRAISE OF DEPENDENT ORIGINATION by Je Tsongkhapa Continua »

 

Lamrim outline

OVERVIEW OF THE LAMRIM OUTLINE

1. Preeminent qualities of the compilers Continua »

 

Je Tsongkhapa: Songs of spiritual experience

Je Tsongkhapa: Wisdom is the eye that sees the profound suchness.

Je Tsongkhapa: Wisdom is the eye that sees the profound suchness.

SONGS OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

Condensed Points of the Stages of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa,

Tibetan title: lam rim nyams mgur

1 Your body is created from a billion perfect factors of goodness;

Your speech satisfies the yearnings of countless sentient beings;

Your mind perceives all objects of knowledge exactly as they are –

I bow my head to you O chief of the Shakya clan.

2 You’re the most excellent sons of such peerless teacher;

You carry the burden of the enlightened activities of all conquerors,

And in countless realms you engage in ecstatic display of emanations – Continua »

 

Lama Tzong Khapa: A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra

Lama Tzong Khapa: A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra

Opening Remarks

Homage to Manjughosha. May I always be cared for by (you,) the foremost of the peerless (Dharma) expounders. Your flawless knowledge and wisdom are unimpeded even concerning the subtlest points. This is due to your familiarization, over a long time, with the methods of profound (voidness) and extensive (enlightening actions, gained) through many magnificent skillful means. Continua »