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. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
Prayer for Birth in Sukhavati, Realm of Bliss
With deeds exalted, you grant splendour unending; Continue reading »
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; Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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
 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
 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. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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, Continue reading »
PRAISE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI FOR HIS TEACHING OF RELATIVITY
The Short Essence of Eloquence Je Tsong Khapa Continue reading »
IN PRAISE OF DEPENDENT ORIGINATION by Je Tsongkhapa Continue reading »
OVERVIEW OF THE LAMRIM OUTLINE
1. Preeminent qualities of the compilers Continue reading »
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 – Continue reading »
Lama Tzong Khapa: A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra