Lamrim in Kagyu

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Lamrim in Kagyu

Post by Palzang Jangchub » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:34 pm

As His Holiness Karmapa is teaching on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim text over the next couple of days, perhaps it's relevant to discuss how this genre is dealt with in the Kagyu school. See http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=14521 for event details.

Obviously there is Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation, and Tsongkhapa's works are greatly respected. It's interesting that Karmapa is teaching on Tsongkhapa's text, rather than Gampopa's, though obviously this is not unheard of and a good example of being Rimé (as His Holiness OTD always is).

The 8th Karmapa had this to say about Jé Rinpoche:
Mikyö Dorjé wrote:When the teachings of the Sakya, Kagyu, Kadam
And Nyingma sects in Tibet were declining,
You, O Tsongkhapa, revived the Buddha's Doctrine,
Hence I sing this praise to you of Ganden Mountain.
Are there any other sources for teachings on Lamrim for the Dagpo and/or Shangpa?
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དྲིན་ཆེན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་སྐྱབས་རྗེ་མགར་ཆེན་ཁྲི་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ཁྱེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ།།
རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་མཁས་གྲུབ་ཀརྨ་ཆགས་མེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ། ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོཿ

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Re: Lamrim in Kagyu

Post by conebeckham » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:49 pm

"Essence of Ambrosia," the English translation of Taranatha's Lamrim......Stages of the Path for the 3 Types of Individuals. I linked to it in the thread about the Four Thoughts....

Then, of course, there's Niguma's "Lam Rim" if you want to blow your mind. :smile:
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Lamrim in Kagyu

Post by smcj » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:29 am

conebeckham wrote: Then, of course, there's Niguma's "Lam Rim" if you want to blow your mind. :smile:
Her what? Oh please please please…I like having my mind blown--especially by Dharma! Is it in Kongtrul's encyclopedia?
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Re: Lamrim in Kagyu

Post by Konchog1 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:01 am

conebeckham wrote:Then, of course, there's Niguma's "Lam Rim" if you want to blow your mind. :smile:
Oh man, that was difficult reading. Though in a good way.
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Re: Lamrim in Kagyu

Post by conebeckham » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:17 pm

smcj wrote:
conebeckham wrote: Then, of course, there's Niguma's "Lam Rim" if you want to blow your mind. :smile:
Her what? Oh please please please…I like having my mind blown--especially by Dharma! Is it in Kongtrul's encyclopedia?
Get Sarah Harding's book on Niguma. Or, better yet, get the transmission for it and then get Sarah's book.....
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Lamrim in Kagyu

Post by smcj » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:01 am

conebeckham wrote: Get Sarah Harding's book on Niguma. Or, better yet, get the transmission for it and then get Sarah's book.....
Just ordered it. I gotta stop getting book recommendations from this site. I'm going broke!
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