Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 04/18/2014

Testing My Practice

Family life can be hard; so hard in fact that the Buddha advised serious practitioners of the Dhamma to leave the home life and take up the life of a wandering mendicant. And yet, for myself at least, the life of a householder seems to offer up ample opportunity for me to practice the perfections. Still, all is not as rosy as it sounds and I have been struggling at times to keep my cool but there really is no better gauge of my progress in the Dhamma.


  1. When was anything worthwhile not hard? Yes, family life is challenging but so rewarding when both partners are on the same wave-length and are reaching for the same goals, no matter how small those goals.

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