The stages of the path
When we want to follow spiritual practice, it is important not only to know the Dharma correctly, but also to practice it correctly, and it is also important to know the correct sequence of its various stages, without reversing them. If we practice them in their proper succession we will get their realizations, and to do that we need to rely on our spiritual master and the Buddha.
The explanations of this text commented by me are set out in four sections:
1) The greatness of the author
2) The greatness of the lam-rim teaching
3) The way of listening and teaching lam-rim
4) The actual instructions by which the disciple is guided through the stages.