It has been said in the Buddhist teachings that without exertion, you cannot journey on the path at all. When you are taking a holiday or a vacation, you are very inspired to wake up in the morning, because you are expecting to have a tremendous experience. Exertion is like the minute before you wake up on a holiday trip: you trust that you are going to have a good time, but you also have to put your effort into it. So true exertion is some kind of celebration and joy, which is free from laziness.
from the book Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
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Further quotes from the book Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness:
- Joyful path
- All irritations are crucial
- Nothing solid is really happening
- Whatever shakes you
- Eating poisonous food
- The mutual dance of love
- Learning to live with your sanity
- Look Behind the Mask of Your Confusion
- Don’t Expect Applause