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Diligence is zeal or enthusiasm for the path. It is finding joy in practicing what is wholesome and skillful. Diligence is the sustained capacity to ‘do the needful’, regardless of temporary moods or conditions.   Shantideva said in the Bodhicharyavatara:  Having … Continue reading

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Skillful means

Skillful means are developed in practice. Only time can refine means. Knowledge is necessary, but insufficient. Application is always an art. Enthusiasm is good; sustained effort is better.   If you do not act to help sentient beings, you will … Continue reading

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