Thought of the week

In the beginning, you should be pursued by the fear of birth and death, like a deer escaping from a trap. In the middle, you should have nothing to regret, even if you die at this moment, like a peasant who has worked his land with care. In the end, you should be happy, like someone who has completed an immense task. . . .
The most important thing to know is that there is no time to lose, as if an arrow had hit a vital spot in your body.

GAMPOPA (1079-1153)
Gampopa, Sonam Rinchen (sgam po pa dwags po lha rje bsod nams rin chen, 1079-1153), quoted orally by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.