Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 7: Diligence
How do we generate Diligence positively? By generating positivity in the act of dispelling our negative behaviours. The four ways of training hold the key. Here we learn about working with the four forces that help overcome laziness by: generating the motivation to change; being joyful; holding that motivation and joy with stability; and letting go thus renouncing the procrastination that keep us lazy.
All of this requires perseverance, so we aim to feel inspired, not be put off or distracted by things such as social media. Rinpoche connects the dots between the Paramitas of Generosity, and Diligence and Patience. Diligence is a product of Patience, so the Paramitas build one upon another.
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