A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.
Seeing even Hearers and Solitary Realizers, who accomplish
Only their own good, strive as if to put out a fire on their head,
For the sake of all beings make enthusiastic effort,
The source of all good qualities—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
- Joyous effort is the antidote to laziness in spiritual practice
- The three kinds of laziness that are obstacles to practice and how to counteract them
- Seeing the benefits of spiritual practice will generate joyous effort
- The story of Sargent Joy S. Effort
SDD 28: Joyous effort (download)