What is keeping me away from what I want to do as a practitioner? We must ask ourselves this question. Great practitioners of the past would not have the distractions that we have, however noble these aims of ours seem, because those practitioners took impermanence so deeply to heart.
So we must address honestly all the attachments that keep us distracted. And if we look, with attachments there is always a sense of being bound to a burden, again, however noble. This is not about getting rid of our attachments; nor do we plan to. It’s OK to have attachments; we all do.
But as a responsible practitioner, we must look at our attachments in the context of the precious human birth, impermanence, and what we would like to accomplish as a practitioner. Then make aspirations and contemplate how we want to use the time ahead.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
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