We become attached to our wealth and possessions, to food and clothing, to our home — all the good things of life. Through clinging to these things, we get distracted. We might have faith in the Dharma and understand that we need to practice, but we are so distracted that we don’t get around to it. Even though we understand death and impermanence, and we know that death is going to happen to us, distractedness makes us lazy. This is a difficult situation… Don’t take your time getting around to Dharma practice. Do it right now.
from the book Advice from a Yogi: An Explanation of a Tibetan Classic on What Is Most Important
translated by Thrangu Dharmakara Translation Collab
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