|Temporary novice touches Indonesian image of the Buddha (Massulan/flickr)|
|Novice and layperson (deepblue66/flickr)|
What are the five qualities?
|Meditation hall as Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche gives teaching on seven-point mind-training at Danakosha Dharma Center (Mitjoruohoniemi/flickr)|
|King Milinda (Menander I) coin|
|Meditation is not mandatory but joyful, helpful.|
It is characteristic of a stream enterer and other noble disciples, once having seen for oneself that the Buddha was correct and the only one pointing to nirvana, it is not possible to doubt. There is no need for any teaching to gain enlightenment other than one in line with the Dharma he taught and that other noble ones in the Sangha espouse).
|Come on, I want to hear the Dharma in this beautiful gompa! (Daniel O'Donnell/flickr.com)|
Four Essays for Lay Buddhists
- Principles of Lay Buddhism (R. Bogoda)
- Right Livelihood: The Noble Eightfold Path in the Working Life (Susan Elbaum Jootla)
- Having Taken the First Step (Maurice O'Connell Walshe)
- Detachment (M.O'C. Walshe)