Posted by: Upāsaka | 08/27/2017

Choosing the Difficult

May I seek out and wholeheartedly engage with situations and people that I find difficult and troublesome.

How ignoble is it to spend my days in pursuit of fleeting pleasures? How base to plan my day to coincide with my comfort? This short life is precious so why not use every moment to develop patience, strength and forbearance? Why not choose the difficult?

When my mind recoils from anything may I make the resolve to go directly towards the object of dislike. May I learn to work with dukkha and comprehend it rather than always running away from it. My I learn to sacrifice my own comfort in order to assuage the pain of and bring happiness to others.


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