Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Yes, so that makes it a kind of literary presentation.Tsongkhapafan wrote: ↑Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 pmLamrim is a specific presentation of all of Buddha's teachings that originates from the great Indian Master Atisha in Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. It is true that later masters from different traditions wrote commentaries which clarified the meaning of Atisha's presentation.
For example, Lamdre is the Sakyapa explanation of the path which originates with the Mahasiddha Virupa, and it contains the entire explanation of path of both sūtra and tantra— soup to nuts— with nothing missing. So, I don't see how anyone can claim Lamrim is superior to Lamdre.
Also, Lamrim without Sngags rim is not complete. This is why Tsongkhapa wrote two texts, not only one.