Monday, January 23, 2006

The Six Perfections by Geshe Sonam Rinchen: Enthusiastic Effort

Enthusiastic Effort

The moral? You could die tomorrow. So don't slack off.

Tale of Drukpan Kunlek, who stood before the statue of the Buddha and said, "Once you and I were the same, but you made effort and became enlightened and I'm still in this condition because of my laziness, which is why I'm obliged to pay homage to you now." (p. 72)

Focusing on a single practice won't bring you to enlightenment. (p. 72)

Our virtuous actions take on greater virtue after we take vows, such as refuge or monastic vows. (p. 74)

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