Joyous effort

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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)

10-11-15 SDD - Joyous Effort

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