Thought of the week

A sailor should cross the ocean if he has a boat; a general should defeat the enemy if he has an army; a poor man should milk the ‟cow of plenty” if it is within his reach; a traveler who wants to go to distant lands should pursue his journey if he has an excellent horse. As for you, who have a precious human life for the moment and have received instructions from a spiritual master, the embodiment of all the buddhas of the three times, think with joy and enthusiasm of traveling the great path of the supreme Dharma and getting ever closer to the ultimate goal: enlightenment and liberation.

Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol, 1781-1851), extract from chos bshad gzhan phan nyi ma, SH60, in zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol gyi bka' 'bum,.Shechen Publications, Delhi, 2003, vol. 10 (THA), p. 16-7