Selected Works (in chronological order)

A straightforward and practical guide, this book gives detailed descriptions and explanations for the most important religious practices for lay Buddhists. Good reading for anthropologists of Buddhism, for those who have recently converted, or those who are thinking about it, this book is absolutely essential and remains my first recommendation for learning how to be a Buddhist.


Translations by Laurence Khantipālo Mills:

… seeing this danger in association,
fare singly as the rhino’s horn.

Knowledge of Silence I’ll convey,
hard to do, to master difficult,
so be both firm and resolute
and I’ll speak upon this thing.

The person who’s to their body-cave
Clouded by many moods…