Avoid being distracted ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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Avoid being distracted ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Boredom is bound to creep in, often just as you approach the final stretch, and if you then switch to a different path, although the new practice may be inspiring for a few days or even weeks, in terms of spiritual progress you will have slipped right back to square one. Ironically, before long you will become just as bored with the new practice as you were with the old one.

Meet as many lamas as you can, hear as many dharma teachings as possible, particularly if you are eager to pursue the higher paths, and try to socialise with people from the same lineage you are practising. But try to avoid being distracted by other practices that at first glance appear more attractive than those you are already engaged in.

from the book Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices

Jangan sampai terdistraksi / teralihkan ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Kebosanan pasti akan menyelinap ke diri anda, sering kali saat Anda mendekati titik terakhir, dan jika Anda kemudian beralih ke jalur yang berbeda, walaupun praktik baru ini bisa memberi inspirasi selama beberapa hari atau bahkan berminggu-minggu, dalam hal kemajuan spiritual Anda akan tergelincir kembali ke titik awal.  Ironisnya, tak lama lagi Anda akan menjadi sama bosannya dengan latihan baru seperti Anda bosan dengan latihan yang lama.

Temui sebanyak mungkin Lama (Bhiksu), dengarkanlah sebanyak mungkin ajaran dharma, terutama jika Anda ingin menapaki Jalur yang lebih tinggi, dan cobalah untuk bersosialisasi dengan orang-orang dari silsilah yang sama dengan Anda berlatih. Tapi usahakan agar tidak terdistraksi oleh praktik lain yang sekilas tampak lebih atraktif dari latihan yang sedang anda jalanin.

from the book Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices