Keep Going

When everyone else was meditating, I’d be outside circling the hall.

Finally, I went to confess. I’m hopeless, I said.

The elder nun smiled. Just keep going, she said.

Nothing stays in orbit forever.

If this circling is all you have, why not make this circling your home?

I did as she told me, and went on circling the hall.

If you find yourself partly in and partly out—

if you find yourself drawn to this Path and also drawing away—

I can assure you, you’re in good company.

Just keep going.

Sometimes the most direct path is not a straight line.

—Bhikshuni Vijaya, Therigatha (Poems of the First Buddhist Nuns)

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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