The Buddhist Path

Buddhism quotations and articles on spiritual growth and development

All Buddhism aims to be a path that leads to enlightenment (Nirvana) .Stressed are issues like insight and calmness of the mind. Included in this section are some Zen stories.

Key Points of Buddhism, some central thoughts, anonymous

How do you become a Buddhist? The Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha), Katinka Hesselink

The Five Precepts, Pancha Sila or Pansil - a modern interpretation, Katinka Hesselink

The Paramitas (transcendent virtues), Katinka Hesselink

Mindfulness in Buddhism and psychology, quotes, theory and gifts

Mindfulness defined for Theravada Buddhism, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Quotes on love, relationships, attachment etc.

Practicing Patience, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

Practicing compassion, Tonglen, Pema Chodron

Buddhism and relationships

Golden Rules of Buddhism,Colonel H.S. Olcott

Death and Dying, by Ajahn Jagaro

Good and Bad

Even Balancing of Five Faculties, Nanamoli Thera

(Funny) Buddhist terms your guru never taught you, By Gary L. Ray

Buddha Home Accessories

Bodhidharma on the twofold entrance to the Tao

Kalama Sutra (on free thinking, dialogue with the Buddha)

Atisha's Pith Sayings. Why they are called that I do not know. The essence of spiritual life, is given here, as far as I am concerned. Interesting is that in the Tibetan Buddhist's path the idea of a guru is translated as a mentor.

The Bridge of Compassion, interview with Chögyam Trungpa

The Buddhas of Compassion and the Pratyeka Buddhas, G. de Purucker

Facing life as it is, Chögyam Trungpa

Dromtonpa's Outline of the Path. Voidness is discussed, as well as compassion.

Beyond Boredom and Depression, by Ajahn Jagaro

Zen is boring ...

Advice from me to myself, Patrul Rinpoche

Zen as Buddhism, How ordinary Buddhism shines through in Zen practice, Katinka Hesselink

Zen Buddhist stories

Gain and Loss, Knowledge and Action, Good and Evil, Concern doesn't bring wisdom, Tsai Chih Chung, Brian Bruya

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen, Katinka Hesselink

Metta Suttra

On the High Seat of "The Treasure of the Law" The Sutra of the 6 th Patriarch, Hui Neng

The natural liberation through naked vision, identifying intelligence, by Padma Sambava. A very inspiring text that goes to the depth of the illusiveness of our thinking.

Asanga's Teaching of Great Compassion, a meditation and visualization exercise.

The Bodhisattva Vow, part of the general heritage of Buddhism.

Sogyal Rinpoche on the fear of death and dying, James L. Franklin

Vows from the Mahayana Buddhist tradition

Lam Rim (stages on the path to enlightenment) outline and video

General aspects of Tibetan Buddhism,from the book by Dagpo Rinpoche

The various forms of Buddhism as relating to each other according to Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Ole Nydahl

The Four Noble Truths, and some modern variations, anonymous

Quotes from various Buddhist traditions

In India there is a bird, the golden-winged bird .... from D.T. Suzuki's book "Shin Buddhism".

Where am I going, where am I from? Preface to Shin Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki , by the Reverend Hozen Seki.
Zen Stories

Zen and Enlightenment 

What is Mahayana Buddhism? Katinka Hesselink

The Bible on youth and old age, H.P. Blavatsky

Buddha and Jesus on resignation to our fate, H.P. Blavatsky

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Dalai Lama