So as a meditator, as a practitioner, somehow, even if you have a family, even if you have a job, even if you have a business, and even if you have lots of plans for your life, that is alright, you are not a hundred percent yogi, but you are a yogi in the making, so stop and minimize anything that will make you get lost and wander. That way your time and energy, everything will be efficient and will be focused towards your goal, your samsaric goal as well as your dharma goal – your dharma goal and samsaric goal should be complementary. Your samsaric goal cannot be one way and your dharma goal another way; they can be a support to each other. If you want to be in samsara and try to practice dharma, then slowly, maybe in this life, you can be a yogi, but if not, then the next life. Anyway, this way you really will achieve something in this life, as far as your dharma practice is concerned.
Tai Situ Rinpoche
from the book Dorje Chang Thungma
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