Tag: path

Letter to a young practitioner.

Dear friend, It is a great joy and pleasure to see you so eagerly engage in the practice and the curiosity with which you inquire about the path. I implore you to never temper this curiosity and to always ask questions of your teachers and other Dharma practitioners whom...

Buddha on the Life Changing Practice of Mindfulness

“Whoever, mendicants, should practice these four foundations of mindfulness for just one week may expect one of two results: either complete deliverance in this life or, if there is a residue of clinging, the state of a non-returner.” On one occasion, the Buddha was staying in the Kuru kingdom...

Shantideva on How to Live a Good Life

BY GREG PATENAUDE “Today my life has given fruit. This human state has now been well assumed. Today I take my birth in Buddha’s line, and have become the Buddha’s child and heir. ” Shantideva (c. 685- 763) was an eighth century Indian master who wrote the Way of...