Can belief in the Buddha alone be the cause for one’s own enlightenment? In this lesson, Gelek Rimpoche tells us that no external Buddha is going to suddenly appear to us and instantly make us perfect. If that is true, then what is the way to enlightenment through the Buddhist practice? Refraining from doing harm and helping ourselves and others is actual spiritual development and that will shine out to others. Rimpoche tells us that we must ‘wake up’ the good, beautiful nature within ourselves, and nurture it with daily practice.
Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012