Lamrim: Stages of the Path

New Jonang Lam Rim

Renouncing Suffering,

Developing Great Purpose, and

Manifesting Natural Perfection

Based on Dharma Lord Taranatha’s

Essence of Ambrosia

Aspiration

May what I’m about to do yield favorable results.

May it give me the capacity to benefit others.

May it help me overcome ignorance and limitation.

May it clear away all obstacles on the path.

May it lead me to the union of wisdom and compassion.

May I accomplish my own benefit,

The benefit of others, and Great Benefit.

om ah hum so’ha

 

Refuge and Bodhichitta

 With the wish to free all beings

I always go for refuge

To the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha

Until all reach full Enlightenment.

Enthused by wisdom and compassion

Today in the presence of the Awakened

I generate Great Purpose

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

As long as space endures,

As long as sentient beings remain

May I also remain

And dispel all their suffering.

 

Concise Supplication

om Reverence to the Primordial Buddha Vajrasattva. Victory!

om Reverence to the Buddha Shakyamuni. Victory!

om Reverence to the Buddha Maitreya. Victory!

om Reverence to Noble Nagarjuna. Victory!

om Reverence to Noble Asanga. Victory!

om Reverence to Noble Vasubandhu. Victory!

om Reverence to the Omniscient Dolpopa. Victory!

om Reverence to the Dharma Lord Taranatha. Victory!

om Reverence to the Pure Dharma of the Perfect Age. Victory!

om Reverence to the Great Middle Way. Victory!

om Reverence to the New Jonang. Victory!

om Reverence to the Mother Protector. Victory!

The Seven Branch Prayer

Residing in the unborn expanse of reality,

Inseparable from the Pure Bodies of Truth, Glory, and Compassion

Are the Holders of the Whispered Lineage, the awareness of my own true nature.

Acceptance of Natural Perfection is my unconditional prostration.

I make extensive offerings without concepts of giving and receiving.

I confess all unskillful actions and abandoned commitments

And rejoice in the complete transcendence of the cycle of suffering.

Please turn the Three Wheels of Pure Dharma!

I pray that You remain in Your unchanging nature

And dedicate all accumulations of merit to Great Benefit.

 

Prayer to the Omniscient Dolpopa

You embody the blessings of the Body, Speech, and Mind

Of the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions.

You are the Lord of the Ocean of Definitive Meaning

The wisdom emanation of Buddha Vajrasattva

And the loving glance of the Lord of Compassion and the Mother of Mercy.

I pray to You, glorious Dolpopa, Supreme Lord.

om mani peme hum

 

Contemplation

[Perform the Contemplations in the order suggested by the Lama.]

 

Meditation

[Perform the Meditation recommended by the Lama.]

 

Dedication

By the merit accrued through all my virtuous acts,

May all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.

May all embrace happiness and the causes of happiness.

May all abide in peace, free from self-grasping.

May all attain the union of wisdom and compassion.

May this merit accomplish my own benefit,

The benefit of others, and Great Benefit.

om ah hum   om ah hum   om ah hum so’ha

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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