How can we blaze a trail through the wilderness of ill-will, greed, and delusion in this world? How can we be fearless and at peace even when facing grievous loss, illness, or death? Spiritual friendship and these treasured teachings guide us to trust, persevere, and live wisely. Transcending all the imperfections of this realm, we prepare to know the fullness of our humanity. A talk given at Sati Saraniya Hermitage, April, 2012.