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The Wish-Fulfilling Golden Sun of the Mahayana Thought Training was
used as textbook for the third (October 1972) through seventh (November 1974) Kopan meditation courses and contains Rinpoche’s
summaries of and meditations on many important topics from the lam-rim. The
textbook is currently recommended as part of FPMT Education Services’ Discovering Buddhism course.
the original preface, written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
book has not been written because there is some new Dharma that was not shown
by Guru Shakyamuni. And because of my limited-experience realizations, in no
way I have deserved to write such a book, and there is scant hope that it can
in view of the remarkable fact that in this time, already beyond the period of
the five degenerations and an age in which there is the great danger of atomic
explosion, an increasing number of Westerners are finding the Buddhadharma as
they seek like blind men opening their eye, and as it is extremely important to
make meaningful this once-received Wisdom Eye, which analyses all dharmas,
clearly discriminating between what to avoid and what to practise, my
depthlessly kind venerable Guru, Thubten Yeshe, has given the Vajra instruction
that it is necessary to write a book such as this in English."
2016 edition, 292 pages.
2016 edition of this document is a fully formatted PDF. However, the styling
itself is historical. It does not make use of FPMT Education Services current
standard styles, particularly regarding Tibetan phonetics. Page numbers and references may be inaccurate.