I came across this wonderful quote and decided to give a short explanation on it. I hope it bring some clarity to our minds at a much needed time and daily. We all get confused or like to use the confusion to bow out of something really good for us and end up with tons of regrets. Let’s not do that. Listen to the video and have another view. I wish you the best!
Watch “The Battle is a Good Sign”
Most people feel cozy enough in samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond samsara; they just want samsara to be a little bit better. ……
The underlying motivation to go beyond samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centers.
There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.
And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realizing that this may be a good sign, they think there is something wrong with Dharma.
We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more.
~Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
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