Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Less Ambition, Less Disturbance

Photograph by Iva Peele
Less Ambition, Less Disturbance
The beautiful thing about having less obsessions and ambitions, and just sitting straight and watching the breathing, is that nothing will disturb us. Things only disturb us when we have an aim. When we have an aim, we become obsessed. Say our aim is to go somewhere, but somebody parks right in front of our car, blocking us. If something gets in the way of our aim, it becomes a terrible thing. If we don?t have an aim, though, it doesn't matter.

- Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, "Do Nothing"