Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 7: Diligence
The next verses, 33-36 go through in further detail what is required in order to bring the forces into play: generating fierce aspiration, recognising the urgency of that by really seeing the amount of harm and suffering experienced in our world and how long it will take to eliminate even one negative habit of our own because of its ingrained nature. At the same time, recognising how far we have come on the path of change even with half-hearted effort, imagine what could be achieved if we were to wholeheartedly engage in transformation?
In the end, the transformation, generating Diligence through aspiring to become a Bodhisattva is entirely up to us, we alone can awaken ourselves, Buddha only shows the way.
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