On Wednesday 15 November, Nalanda members and devotees gathered for an opportunity to learn from Ven. Sanghasena, Founder and President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh. Having arrived just the day before, everyone was very happy to once again meet with Ven. Sanghasena who last visited Nalanda in 2017.
Leading us in a reflection on the rarity to gain birth as a human being and to hear the Sublime Dhamma (Dhammapada verse 182), Ven. Sanghasena shared that we are now in a very conducive time of mankind for spiritual growth. This is not just because we are born with a mind which can be developed, but also because we have access to so many Dhamma teachings by both monastic and lay teachers all across the world.
Ven. Sanghasena reminded us that being born human is made even more precious when we take the opportunity and conditions to learn, study and realise the Buddha’s Teachings. Let us heed his words, and endeavour to make use of this lifetime to cultivate ourselves towards Enlightenment. Sadhu.
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