This series is by far the biggest series of posts I have ever done. My goal in doing so was to clarify my own thinking on how to practice the vows and commitments of Kadampa Buddhism in the context of my modern life. I have generally neglected my practice of moral discipline, but now I see it as the foundation of everything else. I can only hope that those reading along have also found something useful.
I dedicate all of the merit I have collected by writing and sharing these posts so that myself and all living beings are never separated from the joy of moral discipline. Through our training in moral discipline, may we maintain an uninterrupted continuum in all our future lives of our Buddhist path, our path to liberation, our path to enlightenment, our path of Highest Yoga Tantra, and in particular our path of Heruka and Vajrayogini. May we all progressively take higher and higher rebirth until we attain the highest of all, full enlightenment.
Tomorrow, I land in Taiwan, where I will be posted for four years. My project while there will be to go through all of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, and explain how I try to integrate Shantideva’s teachings into a modern life. It should be about a four year project, one I hope to finish by the time I leave.