Faith, purification, and merit

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Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Approaching the Buddhist Path, the first book in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion” series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Cultivating believing faith through reasoning and practice
  • How faith and wisdom support each other
  • Benefits of developing faith
  • Relying on the teachings and making efforts to practice
  • Importance of purification and creation of merit in transforming one’s mind

51 Approaching the Buddhist Path: Faith, Practice and Merit (download)

51 Approaching the Buddhist Path: Faith, Purification and Merit 08-16-19

Contemplation points

  1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “Stabilizing our faith increases our resilience.” Why is that so?
  2. “Stable faith is not affected by the opinions of others and prevents discouragement when viewing others’ wrongdoings.” Why is that so?
  3. What is meaning and purpose of prayers in general?
  4. What is most important aspect of Buddha and why?
  5. How does the Buddha protects us? How can we protect ourselves?

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