Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 7: Diligence
Here we are examining the 2nd type of laziness and revisiting the sufferings of the samsaric state of mind, looking at how our habitually repeating thoughts and behaviours and our predisposition for seeking happiness through distractions and entertainment will never bring an end to suffering.
As long as we are seduced by the comfort and ease of our current situation we lack the will to change. The human body is a vessel, a boat that has the potential to bring us to freedom, with this body we have the opportunity to use our intelligence and use it well, to work towards bringing ourselves and others to the ultimate freedom. If we can recognise the rarity and value of this human life and the privilege we have been given in obtaining human birth, we cannot waste it by mindlessly entertaining ourselves with useless activities.
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