We need to make our preparations now and be diligent about it. We may think, “I really want to practice the Dharma, but right now I’m really busy. I have a lot of things to do. I’ll get to the Dharma when my work is done.” This way of thinking is an obstacle that will prevent us from practicing the Dharma. If we are busy doing something right now, then when we are done, something else will come up to keep us busy, and when that’s done, there will be something else, and something else after that. There’s just one thing after another that we have to do, and we end up with no opportunity to practice the Dharma at all.
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
- Since everything comes down to mind
- Practice Dharma right now
- The importance of a pure motivation
- The great treasure