People often ask me, “What is the best way to make sure our children grow up to appreciate the Dharma and become Buddhists?” The advice I give is to get along in your family. If the members of a family all get along and are kind and loving, honest and straightforward, peaceful and affectionate with one another, the children will see it and say, “You know, Dharma practitioners must be all right.” They consequently develop an interest in the Dharma and eventually start to practice. This is why it is very important not to bicker or quarrel or fight.
from the book Advice from a Yogi: An Explanation of a Tibetan Classic on What Is Most Important
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- The need to rouse our diligence
- We need to make our preparations now
- Since everything comes down to mind
- Free of fixation