New PDF release: A Lamp for the Path and Commentary

By Richard Sherburne

ISBN-10: 0042941245

ISBN-13: 9780042941240

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5 The same is to be understood for touching the left hand and head to the ground. [282b] It also speaks about the bestowal of the merit of that Homage: "By this Homage of my five limbs, may the Five Obscurations of all creatures be cleansed away! May their Five Eyes be purified, and their Five Senses be perfect! May they remain in the Five Paths, and attain the Five Superknowledges unimpaired! May creatures born in the Five Destinies rise superior from those destinies, and attain to pre-eminent Conduct, Concentration, Insight, Liberation, and to superior vision and wisdom of Liberation!

Like earth because the whole world rests on it. a [the god of riches], because it destroys all poverty. Like a father because it protects all bodhisattvas. It is like a 50 A LAMP FOR THE PATH AND COMMENTARY royal wish-fulfilling jewel because it grants all boons. Like a good flask filling all aspirations. It is like a lance because it vanquishes all corruptions, its enemies. Like armour because it wards off all careless activity of mind. Like a sword because it beheads corruption. Like an axe because it chops down the tree of corruption.

The presentation of gifts should be made as described in passages of the Good Age Sutra and the Great Compassion. ractice. Then, using the ritual either of Asanga or Santideva, and cultivating the Four Infinitudes as the prerequisites, beget the Thought of Supreme Enlightenment. This is the path of the Great Wagons, and the religious tradition of the Superior Person, handed down from Guru to Guru. Praises of the Thought What is unique about the Thought of Enlightenment when it rises in the [conscious] stream of the disciple who conceives it?

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