9 Mar. 2014

Get up!, sit up! and get into the training.

“Get up! Sit up! Train firmly for the sake of peace, Don't let the king of death, — seeing you heedless — deceive you, bring you under his sway.” - The Buddha (Sutta Nipata 2.10)
  After daylight saving time began last Sunday, our clock is one hour ahead now. This week may be challenging for many of us because we need to wake up one hour early. When I reflect on this change and our struggle to wake up one hour early, I remembered the above advice from the Buddha.  By now, I am sure that many of you have already broken your habit of sleeping and you are getting used to wake up early. This is an important change we manage to bring to our life and it is worthy of reflection.  Simply breaking our one habit within a few days is a great achievement. How did we do it? Read More

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