Something is missing in our lives and we don't quite know what it is, but we
keep looking and looking To find this missing part. We can look for it in terms
of possessions, we can look for it in terms of the form of our body, trying
to change it through dieting or hair style or whatever. You can look in terms
of friends. Anything. And this keeps us very, very busy. Sometimes the busyness
can be very exhausting, but when we stop then we feel lonely. So we get busy
again. Dharma is very helpful here if you want distraction because there are
many kinds of ways to be busy in the dharma. You can focus on having lots of
dharma possessions. You can focus on learning the text by heart, on the mantras
and mudras, on serving the tsog, on doing meditations. There is always something
to be busy with.
Being Right Here: A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje entitled "The
Mirror of Clear Meaning"
Some people feel patience is showing weakness or pessimism.
But, actually, patience shows the strength and clarity of mind,
which are based on wisdom and compassion.
Without proper wisdom and compassion, one cannot practice patience
.Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
One can be deceived by three types of laziness:
of indolence, which is the wish to procrastinate;
the laziness of inferiority, which is doubting your capabilities;
and the laziness that is attachment to negative actions, or putting
great effort into non-virtue.
December 11, 2016