Taste of life


Always the first step – part 3

ALANDA GREENE and her husband are on a pilgrimage to visit the Buddhist temples that date back to the 8th century, on the island of Shikoku in Japan. In this final part of the journey, she sees the parallels with her life’s big pilgrimage, and understands that the work is in the effort, not in achievement. The Challenges of the Journey The Buddha taught the Eightfold Path as a means to be free of the innate suffering of the unawakened existence. “Right effort” is one fold of the Eight. Did Kobo Daishi......

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The Ber tree

The Ber tree

V. RAMAKANTHA, Ph.D., is a former Indian Forest Service officer and member of the Green Initiative at the international Heartfulness Center, Kanha Shanti Vanam, India. Having spent most of his working life living in...

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