Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet and initiated the period of the "second transmission" of Buddhism there. In this, his most celebrated text, he set forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation, represented by the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana paths.
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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He taught Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, as well as in dharma centers around the world.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment , sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. Atisha's text thus became the source of the lamrim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. James B. Register a free business account. Review "Geshe Sonam Rinchen's lucid and engaging commentary draws out Atisha's meaning for today's practitioners with warmth and wit, bringing the light of this age-old wisdom into the modern world. His coming initiated the period of the "second transmission" of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner.
Geshe Sonam Rinchen draws out Atisha's meaning with warmth and wit, bringing the light of this age-old wisdom into the modern world. Read more. Don't have a Kindle? Customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness.
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It is a series of instructions that need practice. I do not just read this kind of text, I read it and incorporate it, sentence by sentence, into my practice. My problem is my tendency to collect texts and that is dumb. I need to practice one text until I accomplish all of its instructions. This book can lest a lifetime.
This book all by itself could serve me as a guide and I could practice its instructions for the rest of my life. I would not need any other practice. But dumb me, I just keep flitting around. It is easy to talk about the practice of Buddhism, and it is nearly impossible to live up to the obligations of Buddhism. Really good introduction to the Lam Rim path sect of Buddhism.
Definitely not the light reading it's size might suggest -Not instructions on how to practice Buddhism, but more how to understand its grander philosophies. As it states in the title it lights the path to Enlightenment.
Now for the difficult part Essential text for Kadampa and Gelugpa traditions. Organized, step by step, path to enlightenment. Fun read. Fair translation. One person found this helpful. Absolutely a must read. Read this.
There are many teachings and traditions for Buddhists, I am a believer on developing from the foundations. Very unique teachings for students that want to learn on one of the greatest buddhist teachers. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews.
The Three Perspectives 27 2. Arousing and Nurturing the Aspiration 57 3. The Vow 75 4. Higher Perception 89 5. Reality and Wisdom 6.
Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. The immense wisdom of the master Atisha made available with the amazingly complete, deep, and clear commentary of Geshe Sonam. A praise of their names and the word that make clear the whole path to enlightenment. I am deeply grateful for being able to know it and own it. Atisha's Lamp for the path to enlightenment The language used is very simple and easy for any layman to embark himself onto the thought process of higher thinking on worldly affairs.
The directions given are really helpful for any person with questions in the mind. A must read for everyone. Excellent book. You've read the top international reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Graham Coleman. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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Atisha's Lamp For the Path To Enlightenment
Jump to navigation. In this seminal text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment , the great Indian pandit and yogi, Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana — extracted the essence of all 84, teachings of the Buddha and organized them into clear steps, known as the lam-rim , or stages of the path to enlightenment. I pay homage with great respect To the conquerors of the three times, To their teaching and to those who aspire to virtue. Understand that there are three kinds of persons Because of their small, middling and supreme capacities. I shall write clearly distinguishing Their individual characteristics. Know that those who by whatever means Seek for themselves no more Than the pleasures of cyclic existence Are persons of the least capacity. Those who seek peace for themselves alone, Turning away from worldly pleasures And avoiding destructive actions Are said to be of middling capacity.
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
I shall therefore write about these specific divisions, clarifying their defining features. As it is summarized there in merely three stanzas, let me quote them here. Therefore, with the wish to progress toward aspired full enlightenment, take them definitely on, energetically for that sake. Taking joy in the vows of ethical discipline, I shall continually train myself as the Buddhas have done. It is not to be had by the lazy. Therefore, repeatedly exert effort to actualize a stilled settled mind. Then place your mind on something constructive: namely one of the appropriate objects of focus.
A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
We are shipping to all international locations. Learn more here about our many free resources and special digital offers. His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, the revival which followed the persecution of Buddhism by the Tibetan king Langdarma in the ninth century, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment , was written for the Tibetan people at the request of Jangchub Wo.