The Essence of Tsongkhapa's Teachings

The Dalai Lama on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path

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“When I first studied Jé Tsongkhapa’s root text on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path several decades ago, I recognized I had encountered the essence of all the Mahāyāna teachings of the Buddha, and the indispensable foundation of the Vajrayāna. I knew that I could entrust myself to these three principles in all my lifetimes until enlightenment, and my faith in them has only deepened during the ensuing years. In this precious volume, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has brought his vast erudition and profound insights to elucidating this text for the modern world, for which I offer my humble gratitude and joyful appreciation.”—B. Alan Wallace, president, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:26 -- brianna

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path helps us integrate the full Buddhist path into our own practice. His Holiness offers a beautiful elucidation of the three aspects of the path: true renunciation and the wish for freedom, the altruistic awakening mind (bodhichitta), and the correct view of emptiness. These three aspects of the path are the foundation of all the sutric and tantric practices, and encapsulate Tsongkhapa’s vision of the Buddhist path in its entirety.

Practitioners will find The Three Principal Aspects of the Path invaluable as a manual for daily meditation. The universal and timeless insights of this text speak to contemporary spiritual aspirants, East and West. The root verses are presented in both Tibetan and fluid English translation to accompany these profound teachings.