Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

Postby Jeff H » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:16 pm

I looked further at the two links I provided above. It turns out the first is a teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and it isn't an explication of Hymn of Experience, but a setting of intention and dedication for a longer teaching.

The link to , however, is a teaching on Hymn of Experience. I've saved the pdf in my One Drive and I added bookmarks to each of the verses for easier reference. I have not yet read through her teaching, but it may prove useful for our discussion. .

(I continue to refer back to , in the hope that other's may join the discussion.)
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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

Postby Jeff H » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:17 pm

I just finished reading The Essence of Refined Gold which is available from Ven. Thubten Chodron’s .

It is a translation by Glenn Mullin of Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso’s (the Third Dalai Lama’s) commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Song of the Stages of the Spiritual Path, which is our root text. (Our version is called Hymn of Experience). It is an extremely clear, well organized text, very brief and yet richly detailed in the teachings.

This thread is not generating much input, but I see that more people are continuing to read it quietly for themselves (740 views as of this posting). I suggest that Essence of Refined Gold would be an excellent reference commentary for this Lam Rim Discussion thread, rather than merely taking stabs at interpreting the original verses ourselves. As His Holiness the Third Dalai Lama says, “Whether you are studying or teaching a Lamrim text, do so purely and with intensity.”
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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

Postby Lukeinaz » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:05 pm

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What a joy when the crops ripen in the fields.
What a joy if bodhicitta were to be produced
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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

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Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

Postby Lukeinaz » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:58 pm

What a joy when the gentle rain comes on time.
What a joy when the crops ripen in the fields.
What a joy if bodhicitta were to be produced
in the minds of living beings equal to space.
-Khunu Rinpoche

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