Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 04/01/2019


What kind of sense does it make to allow irritation and annoyance to take hold due to unfavorable training circumstances when all practices should be leading to the sabe goal? Why the ill-will when my meditation is interrupted? If I’m practicing for the good of all and apparently willing to assist for endless kalpas of time, how can the daily disturbances so easily knock me off my seat?

May I learn to take joy in the challenges of life for without them I might succumb to delusion and believe myself to be beyond them. May I use all of the difficulties of this life as a training ground and may I never abandon any being to aversion.

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