Three Types of Diligence

20100705_926642I must not be disdainful, thinking that among virtuous actions, I only need to observe some, and not others.

Likewise, I must not be timid, deeming some virtuous projects too difficult to undertake.

Instead, I shall accomplish every virtuous activity.

I have the capacity to accomplish them now, and will accomplish them persistently.

This is armor-like diligence.

When putting virtuous actions into practice, I shall not give in to distraction and lethargy, but rather vigorously engage in beneficial acts of body, speech, and mind.

Remaining enthusiastic, I shall extend and prolong virtuous activity.

This is the diligence of application.

If the signs of attainment do not quickly arise, or if a virtuous project cannot be concluded as expected, I shall not let enthusiasm wane, no matter how much hardship I endure.

This is irreversible diligence.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to Three Types of Diligence

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年11月14日 (週五) 11:51 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “I must not be disdainful, thinking that among virtuous actions, I only need to observe some, and not others. Likewise, I must not be timid, deeming some virtuous projects too difficult to undertake. Instead, I shall accomplish every virtuous activit”

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