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Je Tsongkhapa Day

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:04 pm

This 2019 it is tomorrow, 21 December - 600 years...

https://fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/r ... cember-21/
May all seek, find and follow the Path of Bodhicitta.

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Re: Je Tsongkhapa Day

Post by Ayu » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:42 pm

:twothumbsup: Light many many candles.
For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:

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Re: Je Tsongkhapa Day

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:42 pm

A few drops from the Ocean of Reasoning, Je Rinpoche's comments on Nagarjuna's Mula:
1. Necessity and Manner of Investigating the Way Things Really Are

Everything the buddhas have said about generosity and other similar virtues
is a means to cultivate the wisdom that comprehends the way things really are
for those who have not cultivated it and to stabilize and continue its development
for those who have already cultivated it. Therefore, Bodhicāryāvatāra says:

All the branches of the teachings are taught by the Sage
For the cultivation of wisdom.
Therefore, those who wish to pacify suffering
Should cultivate wisdom. [IX: 1]

Therefore, since all the teachings are directly or indirectly devoted to establishing
the way things are, the highest obligation of the wise person is to
seek the absolutely clear eye of wisdom which ascertains the way things really
are, viz., dependent origination. Such things as generosity lead to the city of
liberation, just as a group of blind people are led to their destination by a skillful
guide. This is how this profound meaning is elegantly interpreted by the masters
who have been prophesied to expound it. Their hermeneutical methods
are these: In virtue of the fact that many different teachings—some definitive
and some requiring interpretations—are provided in accordance with the abilities
of different disciples, doubts arise regarding which of these teachings are
to be taken literally and which are not. So the meaning of the Buddha’s teaching
should be investigated following a system completely justified by arguments
that literally demonstrate how the scriptures of the teacher are to be
taken, that they are not to be taken otherwise, that undermine alternative interpretations,
and also through arguments against other interpretations. This
is the instruction given unanimously by all the great charioteers.
May all seek, find and follow the Path of Bodhicitta.

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Re: Je Tsongkhapa Day

Post by dolphin_color » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:52 pm

:twothumbsup: Light many many candles.
I will light some in my mind.

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