Teachings on Sakya Pandita's Guide to the Buddhist Path
by Lama Choedak Yuthok
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Original Virtue provides a clear guide to essential Tibetan Buddhist practices based upon the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist scholar Sakya Pandita contained in his 13th century text, "Illuminating the Sage's Intent".
The main theme of the book is the cultivation of bodhicitta, that is, the altruistic intention to gain full enlightenment in order to benefit all sentient beings. This may be achieved through taking refuge in the Triple Gem, developing loving kindness and compassion and practising the six virtues of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom.
It is a luminous and succinct teaching which is invaluable to our spiritual development.