The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

The Most Real and Most Difficult Practice

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“Sometimes people have the idea that
practice means going to Dharma centers
or sitting in meditation or performing
rituals and this sort of thing. They think
that all this is practice while the rest of
the day is a waste of time. People think
there is this big split,, and they often
despair, feeling that their families and
their children are an obstacle that takes
them away from the spiritual life. But the
fact is … our family, our children, our
partners, our parents – they are our
practice and the ones who need our
loving – kindness, our compassion, our
patience, our joyous effort.”
~ Tenzin Palmo (AKA Dalai Lama)

2 responses

  1. Thanks for this reminder. A monk who’d been in an ashram for over 20 years before returning to the “real world” once told me that it’s much easier in the protected ashram. His respect grew tremendously for householders.

    May 22, 2018 at 5:09 pm

  2. Write Ups

    Reblogged this on Under the Sun.

    June 3, 2018 at 12:35 am

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