Thought of the week

As an old parchment that curls around itself,
Negative tendencies tend to come back.
New habits are easily destroyed by circumstances.
You will not cut through delusion in an instant.
All you who you consider yourselves great meditators,
Spend more time in meditation!

Gyalwa Yangonpa (rgyal ba yang dgon pa, 1213-1287), Oral quote collected by the author.