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The Fifth Posture

Good Friendship IS the Spiritual Life

The Buddhist Path begins not with meditation, but with noble friends

Photo by Matteo Massimi on Unsplash

With thanks to An Idea (by Ingenious Piece) who first published this story.

In “The Buddha, the Mother and the Four Noble Truths,” we saw that the First Noble Truth of suffering has its cause in the Second Noble Truth of clinging to self. Likewise, the Third Noble Truth of freedom from suffering has a…



The Fifth Posture explores the teachings, practices, and community of the Buddha for the purpose of encouragement and practical application to its readers’ lives.

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Rev Christie

She/Her ~ Contemplative Minister at Deep South Dharma and The Beautiful Human School on Teachable. Tip to donate to Buddhist Global Relief and relieve hunger.