Om Mani Pame Hum

Kadam Lamrim

-from Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“Through Lamrim practice we can transform all adverse conditions into opportunities for developing realizations of the spiritual path which will bring us pure and everlasting happiness…

…Kadam Lamrim is the supreme medicine that can permanently cure all the sufferings of sickness, aging, death, and rebirth; it is the scientific method to improve our human nature and qualities, and to solve our daily problems. Kadam Lamrim is the great mirror of Dharma in which we can see things the way they really are; and through which we can see what we should know, what we should abandon, what we should practice, and what we should attain…

…It is only by using this mirror that we can see the great kindness of all living beings.”

 

Wishing Others Happiness

“All the happiness there is in the world arises from wishing others to be happy.”

~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Our Best Friend

“Since all problems and all suffering arise from ignorance, the wisdom that overcomes ignorance and reveals clearly what is to be abandoned and what is to be practised is our best friend, leading us finally to full enlightenment.”

~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune

“All enlightened beings agree that self-cherishing is the root of all faults and cherishing others is the source of all happiness. The only people who disagree with this view are those who are still in samsara.”

– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Eight Steps to Happiness

The Mirror of Dharma

“One of the main functions of Dharma teachings is to serve as a mirror, in which we can see our own faults.”

-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Eight Steps to Happiness

Om Mani Pame Hum

May all living beings, with whom we are inseparably linked, be awakened, liberated, and attain the everlasting peace and joy of full enlightenment. Om Mani Pame Hum