We try to do something but then we get bored the next day, and then we forget the next day many things - Longchen Nyingthig Vietnam

We try to do something but then we get bored the next day, and then we forget the next day many things

As a Dharma practitioner, it’s very important to continue to practice and finish whatever of the practice. But a lot of people are not able to do that. It’s not stable. The way we practice is not stable. We are very faithful somedays and very bad most days. That’s true! And then we try to do something but then we get bored the next day and then we forget the next day many things. And a lot of people say that is right. “I have been bad and I’m not practicing.” “I forgot my practice for one year.” “I stopped my practice for one year, two years” and this and that. This is delusion and obstacle on the path. So we need to pray to Guru, to Buddha to give us some blessing, some power, some energy, some understanding so that we’re able to continue. At least continue to practice. It doesn’t mean we have to practice in a full-time-job way, right? [laugh] Eight hours a day is a full-time job, but we don’t do that. We don’t do a full-time practice, but we [should do] at least a part-time [practice].
We have to try because if we don’t try to practice every day then there is almost no improvement. Because if you stop doing for many days, many months, and then you again start to do some practice and then you forget again and [that means] you actually do not do [that]. If you do like that with your job, can you finish? Are you able to take the responsibility? No, right? It’s the same thing, you are not really being responsible for your Dharma practice. Therefore, we need to, at least, continue every day 15 minutes, half an hour, an hour. That is a big step. It’s not easy, therefore, people are not able to do. Even [to practice] 15 minutes continuously is very difficult. So you have to have diligence to do that. And if you do that every day, every year, non-stop, then you are diligent. You are not the best or the greatest or most diligent, but you are okay. You are somehow diligent. So that’s something important.

 

Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, GURU YOGA: Bless Me So That Delusion on The Path Will Cease”

 

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