Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 08/03/2016

Do Not Be Lazy 

I keep returning to this one simple fact: laziness, whether it be of the mundane or spiritual variety, inevitably leads me into problems. When I allow myself to seek comfort instead of offering it, when I chose the path of least resistance instead of the path of adversity and learning things always go worse than I expected or had hoped.

What good is a momentary sense pleasure of it needs to be paid for by days, years or eons of suffering? On this uposatha day may I recall that there is no happiness nor refuge outside of the Dhamma and may I cultivate viriya parami, never slipping into indolence.


  1. I have often slipped into laziness because of a feeling of hopelessness. I am determined to remain positive even through the bad times. Giving into the laziness was never helpful. Thanks for reminding me.

    • Thanks for sharing! Happy uposatha!

      • Thank you Bhante! I spent a few hours listening to your Dhamma desanas on rebirth this afternoon. Excellent!

  2. “Laziness, whether it be of the mundane or spiritual variety, inevitably leads into problems” … True: Well spoken. Sadhu!

  3. […] via Do Not Be Lazy  — Cattāri Brahmavihārā […]

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