Geshe Langri Thangpa Series
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Texts by the famous Kadampa geshe Langri Thangpa Dorje Senge (glang ri thang pa rdo rje seng ge, 1054–1123):
These eight verses, which are now regularly transmitted around the world by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, succinctly convey the compassionate attitude, humility and uncompromising vision of a true bodhisattva—as encapsulated in the text's most famous and most striking lines: "I will take defeat upon myself and give the victory to others.
Taken from a collection called Miscellaneous Sayings of the Saintly Masters of the Kadam Tradition (bka' gdams kyi skyes bu dam pa rnams kyi gsung bgros thor bu ba rnams) edited by the 11th/12th century teachers Chegom Sherab Dorje (lce sgom shes rab rdo rje) and Kharak Gomchung Wangchuk Lodrö (kha rag sgom chung dbang phyug blo gros).