sunlight on a meadow


Through the practice of philosophy one might expect to arrive at one’s own conclusions about the nature of being – such investigations and conclusions having been mostly self-referential. Through the practice of the religion of Dharma one discovers that the nature of being has already been understood by one’s teachers, and that it can be discovered for ourselves through the methods of practice they reveal. Hence, to fully engage with Dharma, we eventually have to let go of the limitations of our own view – and leap… without reservation, into Dharma-view.

Photograph by Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin Tridral (husband of the author). A meadow at Wyndham Livery, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales, 2008.