Steps on the Path 02 — My Unknown Death

STEPS ON THE PATH is a twenty-one part series based on the twenty-one meditations of The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Je Tsongkhapa, a 14th century Tibetan Buddhist master. Je Tsongkhapa’s meditations were commentaries based on Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, a work the 11th century Indian Buddhist master Atisha wrote and presented when he was invited to reintroduce the Dharma to Tibet after a period of government suffocation. Both of these works are called Lamrim practice, and are said to compile all the teachings of the Buddha into one meditation practice. This STEPS ON THE PATH Continue Reading —>

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THE VERY FIRST WORDS in the Dhammapada—the collection of teachings directly from the Buddha—is that the mind is the key to all things. “Mind is the forerunner of all things; all things are mind-made,” it teaches. “When one allows impure (not beneficial) thoughts, sorrow and suffering are sure to follow. When one encourages and cultivates pure (beneficial) thoughts, happiness is sure to follow.” The Christian Bible agrees and advises us in Philippians 4:8 “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is beautiful, whatever is encouraging, whatever is worthy of admiration—meditate on these things, and Continue Reading —>