Oct 20, 2020
A Buddhist is sometimes referred to as an inner being. This is one who solves their problems and seeks happiness within. In this episode, we look at how to recognize whether we are seeking inner or outer refuge, the difference being whether it can truly solve our problem and give us peace—or not.
Yama’s henchmen are standing by.
You stand at the door of death
With no provisions for the journey.
Make an island for yourself.
Be quick in making effort. Be wise.
Unblemished, with corruption removed,
You’ll enter the divine realm of the noble ones.
—Buddha, The Dhammapada
Links and References
Buddha.The Dhammapada. Translated by Gil Fronsdale. Shambala, Boston and London, 2011, pp.62.
Je Tsongkhapa. Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Volume 1. Pages 206-208. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Co.