To develop an awakened mind, Buddhists commit themselves to three "jewels" - the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha. They self-inspire themselves by the example of the Buddha who was an ordinary human being, not a God. Secondly, they deepen their awareness and commitment by the studying and applying the teachings of the Buddha to their daily lives. And, thirdly, they maintain a connection to spiritual friends who will offer support, encouragement and guidance.
Victor M. Parachin ...is a
Vedic educator, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of a dozen books. Buy his books at amazon or your local bookstore.