Author(s) : Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub
The most profound and fundamental teaching of the Sakya tradition is that of the Path Including its Result, or Lamdre, which comes from the Indian mahasiddha Virupa. This unique teaching covers the entire Buddhist path from the time of entering the spiritual discipline up to the attainment of full and perfect enlightenment. Though it comprehensively explains the tenets of the Buddha, its main function is to serve as a manual for contemplating and meditating upon the various stages leading to the final result of ultimate happiness and liberation.
Previously published as the Beautiful Ornament of the Three Visions, this work examines the state of those experiencing suffering, those engaged in the methods leading towards freedom from unhappiness and misery, and those fully enlightened ones who have attained the highest goal of omniscient awakening. In a very direct and simple manner, the text leads the reader step by step over the vast path culminating in ultimate peace.
"A comprehensive synthesis of the views and practices of the Bodhisattva path, it is a definitive handbook that guides a practitioner on the path in a manner that is systematic, succinct, and easy to understand. All who are interested in Buddhism will benefit from a careful study and application of this much treasured text." Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding.