Best foot forward: a pilgrim’s guide to the sacred sites of the Buddha
“The aim of all Buddhist practice Is to catch a glimpse of the awakened state. Going on pilgrimage, soaking up the sacred atmosphere of holy places and mingling with other pilgrims are simply different ways of trying to achieve that glimpse.” Best Foot Forward : What to Do at India’s Buddhist Holy Sites was written in response to the questions students frequently ask about going on pilgrimage to Buddhist holy sites. Best Foot Forward is not a guidebook for ordinary tourists, but for Buddhists who wish to purify their defilements and accumulate merit by going on pilgrimage . Focussing primarily on the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and the great Indian masters of the past, Rinpoche offers pilgrims advice on every aspect of pilgrimage: where to go, what to do , the meaning of pilgrimage and generating the right motivation before leaving home.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche