Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

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Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Post by Grigoris » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:14 am

Since I have encountered the term samaya, the term "struggle" has prevaded my active vocabulary.
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Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Post by Vasana » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:01 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:14 am
Since I have encountered the term samaya, the term "struggle" has prevaded my active vocabulary.
Yup!

Even without that, there's the value-action gap we surely all encounter from time to time. We all have core-values, principles and beliefs but our actions (or lack thereof) might not always reflect them. If that's not a struggle I don't know what is.
'When alone, watch your mind. When with others, watch your speech'- Old Kadampa saying.

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Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Post by weitsicht » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:27 pm

Whoever clings to mind sees not the truth that lies beyond the mind.
Whoever strives to practise Dharma finds not the truth beyond the practise.
(...)
said Naropa

Samaya is a pervasive trial and error of candid endeavour for me, at times more or less lightly, but always quite seriously.
Ho! All the possible appearances and existences of samsara and nirvana have the same source, yet two paths and two results arise as the magical display of awareness and unawareness.
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