Should it slip my mind, I will remind myself.

“In the morning, on awaking, we should make the following pledge: ‘Throughout the whole of today, I will remember Bodhichitta. Eating, dressing, meditating, wherever I go, I will practice it constantly. Should it slip my mind, I will remind myself. Mindful of it, I will not allow myself to wander into states of anger, desire or ignorance.’ We should make a concerted effort to keep this vow and at night before going to sleep, we should examine ourselves as to how much we have been able to generate Bodhichitta, how much we have been able to help others and whether all our actions have been in accordance with the teachings.”  ~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

I’m not Buddhist, but the advice is still sound.  It’s not easy to be the kind of people we wish to be.  It takes vigilance and renewal.

1 Comment

  1. markonit

    …it is always when I find myself lost in the world that I remind myself of who I believe that I am, and it ends up with me finding my way home…

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