Even after we become comfortable with Buddhist study and practice, doubts about the path – and obstacles to deepening our practice – can arise. Bodhicitta can help us engage these obstacles and use them to clear our path of doubt and confusion.
Once we’ve chosen to follow the teachings of the Buddha, we face the challenge of remembering the teachings in times of adversity. We struggle to establish a regular dharma practice, but if we can weather the struggle, we find that dharma becomes a true path for us.
Modern life is full of distractions that make it difficult for us to see deeper meaning and possibilities in our minds and lives. The Buddha’s teachings describe the causes and solutions for suffering and show us how to make life meaningful.