›While in Kashmir we visited various Buddhist monasteries to observe their traditions and share our teachings. The monasteries were situated high in the mountains to provide the monks a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for their spiritual practices. Getting to the monasteries was often a challenge due to the dangerous winding mountain roads. Upon arriving at one monastery after a particularly grueling journey, a monk joked with us saying, “You have just traversed the road to enlightenment!
The solution to all our problems lies in the proper chanting of the holy names of the Lord. Because Neophyte devotees do not have full faith in the holy names, they look for solutions elsewhere.