Make Haste to Practice
‘We need to make our preparations now, and we need to be diligent about it. We make think, “I really want to practice the Dharma, but right now I’m really busy, and I have a lot of things to do. I’ll get to the Dharma when my work is done.” This way of thinking is an obstacle that will prevent us from practicing the Dharma. If we are busy doing something right now, then when we are done, something else will come up that will keep us busy, and when that’s done, there will be something else, and something else after that. It’s just one thing after another that we have to do. We end up with no opportunity to practice the Dharma at all.
Padampa Sangye says, “Now while it’s in mind, make haste to practice.” When we think. “I’ve got to practice the Dharma,” we need to go and practice diligently right away. Otherwise, all kinds of things will come up that we think we need to do first, and we’ll never get round to practicing.’
-Khenchen Thrangu, Padampa Sangye, Advice from a Yogi.