By Tsong-ka-pa. Kensur Lekden, Jeffrey Hopkins, Lati Rinbochay, Barbara Frye, Anne Klein, Elizabeth Napper
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Then, it w ill spread here. ’ This refers to the spread o f the Buddhist teaching to Tibet and then to M ongolia, during which time it disappeared in India. Then, it returned to India, ‘here’, when the Tibetans fled their country in 1959 and estab lished many monasteries in India. Thus, in between times, the teaching spread back to India, and n o w it is being carried to the Americas, the land o f the red-faced people, the hom e o f the red Indians. T he dissemination o f Buddhism to the W est began in 1957, 2500 years after Buddha died.
Even i f Hearers and Solitary Realizers reach the end o f their paths and become Foe Destroyers, they are still only beings o f middling capacity; they must train in recognition o f all persons as their mothers, becom ing mindful o f their kindness, intent on repaying their kindness, and developing love, compassion, and the unusual attitude. W hen they generate the latter, they become beings o f great capacity and are called ‘those who form erly generated the realization o f a Foe D estroyer’ .
W hen one does not think forcefully about the field o f observation but just meditates, ‘M a y they be free from suffering and the causes o f suffering’, this is an uncertain action, it not being specifiable w hen the effect w ill mature. Therefore, it is important to petition the Three Jew els for help and enthusiastically extend the scope o f altruistic wishes to all beings. 6 Wisdom The cause behind sentient beings’ uncontrolled travelling in cyclic existence is misconception o f the nature o f objects.