Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He taught Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, as well as in dharma centers around the world. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet and initiated the period of the "second transmission" of Buddhism there.
In this, his most celebrated text, he set forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation, represented by the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana paths. His teaching became the source of the lamrim tradition. Read more Read less. Review "Geshe Sonam Rinchen's lucid and engaging commentary draws out Atisha's meaning for today's practitioners with warmth and wit, bringing the light of this age-old wisdom into the modern world.
He taught Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, as well as in dharma centers around the world. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This book is a classic and does not need an endorsement. It is a series of instructions that need practice. I do not just read this kind of text, I read it and incorporate it, sentence by sentence, into my practice. My problem is my tendency to collect texts and that is dumb. I need to practice one text until I accomplish all of its instructions.
This book can lest a lifetime. This book all by itself could serve me as a guide and I could practice its instructions for the rest of my life. I would not need any other practice. But dumb me, I just keep flitting around. It is easy to talk about the practice of Buddhism, and it is nearly impossible to live up to the obligations of Buddhism.
Really good introduction to the Lam Rim path sect of Buddhism. Definitely not the light reading it's size might suggest -Not instructions on how to practice Buddhism, but more how to understand its grander philosophies.
As it states in the title it lights the path to Enlightenment. Now for the difficult part Essential text for Kadampa and Gelugpa traditions. Organized, step by step, path to enlightenment. Fun read. Fair translation. Go to Amazon. Back to top.
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A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
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I shall therefore write about these specific divisions, clarifying their defining features. As it is summarized there in merely three stanzas, let me quote them here. Therefore, with the wish to progress toward aspired full enlightenment, take them definitely on, energetically for that sake. Taking joy in the vows of ethical discipline, I shall continually train myself as the Buddhas have done. It is not to be had by the lazy. Therefore, repeatedly exert effort to actualize a stilled settled mind.
Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
Jump to navigation. In this seminal text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment , the great Indian pandit and yogi, Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana — extracted the essence of all 84, teachings of the Buddha and organized them into clear steps, known as the lam-rim , or stages of the path to enlightenment. I pay homage with great respect To the conquerors of the three times, To their teaching and to those who aspire to virtue. Understand that there are three kinds of persons Because of their small, middling and supreme capacities. I shall write clearly distinguishing Their individual characteristics.