Jigme Lingpa has advised us that as practitioners, we need two things. One is humility and the other is confidence. When you lose your inspiration, when you think that you are lazy and you don’t have devotion, then you should think, ‘The fact that I think like this is good, it means that I am considering this as a problem.’ That realization is some kind of renunciation, or at least food for renunciation. And thinking like that, having that kind of attitude, is confidence. And then again sometimes we should think, ‘What I am practicing is not enough.’ Not only sometimes, actually, most of the time we should think that what we are doing is not enough, we have to do more. The purification that we are engaging in, the accumulation of merit that we are doing, is not enough. Never enough. That is the practice of humility. So this, too, is really important.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
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