It is easier to do the right thing when we know what the right thing is to do. We can’t rely on instinct to find the Way. We need guidance.
Once we’re shown the path and begin to climb it, we find that with each step up we grow in wisdom and fortitude. Looking down we see how many of our old desires have fallen dead on the wayside. They look so feeble lying there that we wonder why we ever thought we lacked the courage to resist them.
The Mountain of Wisdom is different from other mountains. The higher we climb, the stronger we grow. —Hānshān Déqīng