Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 7: Diligence
Rinpoche continues to examine the meaning of Diligence. He says we must look first at what prevents us from being diligent, and describes methods for working on the three common styles of laziness, and showing us how to recognise our own style of laziness because that is the obstacle we use to prevent ourselves from joyfully engaging in more positive actions that will benefit us and everyone else.
So here we are challenged to look within ourselves for the answer at a time when we are surrounded by external influences for instance the current pandemic or poor government, things that we believe block our peace and happiness. If we only focus on getting rid of the outer problems they will simply be replaced by others. So we need to recognise the part our own afflictive emotions play in preventing happiness and work on those with diligence.
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