Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Ordinary Distractions are a Waste

Book coverIf there is one constant tendency of our fickle and ever-changing minds, it is our strong predilection for ordinary distractions. Until we learn to master our thoughts and attain true stability of mind, our commitment is bound to be hesitant, and we run the risk of being distracted by activities with little true meaning, wasting our life and the precious opportunities for the Dharma it has brought us. To postpone the practice of Dharma until tomorrow is tantamount to postponing it till we die.

From The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Padampa Sangye, page 55

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