Thank you, Will and Mudra, for your advice! I will have to buy the older translation of Pabongka Rinpoche's commentary. (I have the newer translation until then, along with the first volume of another commentary.)
Huifeng wrote: Ven Yinshun's modern classic "The Way to Buddhahood" (成佛之道) was strongly influenced by Je Tsong Khapa's Lamrim Chenmo, both in form and overall outlook.
It is thanks to your influence that I bought Ven. Yinshun's The Way to Buddhahood
, which I am only just now beginning to study (I buy too many books!), although I bought it last year. I had remembered you speaking highly of it in another forum. Thank you for this.
I have noticed that at times Ven. Yinshun will even refer to Lama Tsong Khapa by name or quote from the Lam Rim Chen Mo
(e.g., "In his Great Treatise on the Sequence of Attaining Enlightenment
, the Venerable Master Tsongkhapa..."). To my mind seeing a master of Ch'an and Sanlun draw upon the thought of Lama Tsong Khapa underscores the basic harmony of the many, authentic Mahayana traditions.
I see that Ven. Yinshun offers much practical advice for the student of Mahayana. He is adept at identifying common mistakes in approaching Mahayana practice, such as seeking to bypass all of the fundamentals and leap directly into enlightenment or clinging to a single teaching and neglecting all others. For Ven. Yinshun, as for Lama Tsong Khapa, all of the teachings are instructions for practice and none are to be abandoned.
I look forward to learning more from Ven. Yinshun.