The Second Jewel is the Dharma. The preserved teachings and training methods of the Buddhas and enlightened individuals make up the Dharma. The Dharma is the roadmap and guidebook on the path toward clarity. When one has access to the Dharma, responsibility can immediately be taken to improve one’s own quality of life and in turn the quality of life of others through consistent, mindful practice. Dharma allows the precious opportunity for the aspirant to walk the footsteps of all awakened beings that have come before.