Lamp for the Path of Awakening rigpawiki

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Jowo Jé Glorious Atisha

Lamp for the Path of Awakening (Skt. bodhipathapradīpa; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་ལམ་སྒྲོན་, changchub lam drön, Wyl. rigpawiki byang chub lam sgron) - Atisha rigpawiki's most famous and influential treatise, in which he defined the three levels of spiritual capacity and, in just 68 verses, laid the foundation for the lamrim tradition.

Translations

  • Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, Snow Lion, 1997
  • Ronald M. Davidson, Atiśa's Lamp for the Path to Awakening', in Buddhism in Practice, edited by Donald S. Lopez Jr., Princeton University Press, 1995

Quotations

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You should know that beings are of three kinds—
Those of lesser, intermediate and supreme capacity.

Atīśa, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 2ab


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Those who strive by any means
To gain only the pleasures of samsara
For themselves alone—
Such people are called 'lesser' individuals.

Atīśa, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 3


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Those who turn their backs on worldly pleasures,
And avoid any harmful actions,
Striving for peace for themselves alone—
Such individuals are said to be 'intermediate'.

Atīśa, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 4


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Those who long to put a complete end
To all the sufferings of others
Through the sufferings of their own experience—
Individuals such as these are supreme.

Atīśa, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, 5


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