Many people have a hard time believing that there will be any rebirth when the present life is over. How do we know that rebirth is possible?
Not understanding the way before your eyes, how do you know the path you walk?
Seated Bodhisattva with one leg pendent. Japan, Asuka or Nara Period dated 606 or 666.
Neither seeking fame nor grieving my poverty
In our practice it isn’t necessary to talk of samatha or vipassanā; just call it the practice of Dhamma, that’s enough.
This is called dukkha (suffering). But there is a profounder meaning to it.
One is the Bodhisattva of the Great Path, The other the Patriarch of the Great Buddha. What evidence is there?
Tsering Shakya teaches in the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Programme at the University of British Columbia.