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To Dispel the Misery of the World: whispered teachings of the Bodhisattvas

To Dispel the Misery of the World: whispered teachings of the Bodhisattvas
Ga Rabjampa, Ripga Translations
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Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction of the oral lineage, and the quintessence of the ocean of all the excellent teachings.
—Ga Rabjampa This short book contains a wealth of advice for those wanting to become more fully human. When we are disconnected from others we flounder; only by recognizing the profound interdependence of all beings do we flourish and grow.

The famous Seven-Point Mind Training, in just a few pages of one-line instructions, provides direct and powerful advice for breaking through the chronic barriers that separate us from those around us. It is easy to see why it is one of the most cherished texts in all of Tibetan Buddhism. Ga Rabjampa, an influential master of the fifteenth century, here uses the Seven-Point Mind Training as the basis for illuminating the essential teachings on Buddhism, giving special attention to the practices of giving and taking (tonglen) and of transforming adversity into opportunities for spiritual growth.

"For anyone yearning to lead a saner and more altruistic life in these troubling times, the practice of lojong, or 'training the mind' in compassion, is a simply priceless tool. With its unforgettable slogans and profound meditations, this essential guide to lojong practice was written by Ga Rabjampa—an outstanding Tibetan Buddhist master of the fifteenth century, and recommended by Khenpo Appey Rinpoche, one of my own teachers. Here, in a remarkably lucid and accessible translation, we are given radical and timeless instructions for discovering and developing the wisdom and compassion that our world needs so very, very urgently today."
—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

"Reading Ga Rabjampa's commentary helps us realize that love, compassion, and kindness are not mere abstract good wishes but are far more rich and profound."
—Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, author of What Makes you Not a Buddhist

Ga Rabjampa (1397-1470) founded Tharlam Monastery—the monastery of Gatön Ngawang Lekpa and Dezhung Rinpoche—in 1436.