New Delhi, India, 24 March 2013 - Many of those who have been attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings, organized by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi over the last two days, were waiting when he arrived early this morning to undertake the preparatory rites for the Medicine Buddha blessing he was going to give. They shared a quiet half an hour together while His Holiness performed the requisite meditations. Then he resumed his explanation of Atisha’s “Lamp of the Path” and Je Tsongkhapa’s “Abbreviated Stages of the Path.”
He noted the correspondence between the verse in the “Lamp,”
Just as the bird with undeveloped
Wings cannot fly in the sky,
Those without the power of higher perception
Cannot work for the good of living beings.
and a verse in Nagarjuna’s “60 Stanzas on Reasoning,”
On the two wings of understanding
Conventional and ultimate reality,
May the King of Swans fly
Across the ocean of cyclic existence.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the final day of his three day teaching in New Delhi, India, on March 24, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Phuntsog/NAVA|
|Members of the audience listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings in New Delhi, India, on March 24, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Phuntsog/NAVA|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving in Ranvangla, Sikkim, India, on March 24, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|