Here, Guru Rinpoche, aka, Padmasambhava, encourages us to practice each day with diligence.

Here, Guru Rinpoche, aka, Padmasambhava, encourages us to practice each day with diligence. His urgent words ring true especially in challenges times like this.

“Are you oblivious to the sufferings of birth, old age, sickness and death? There is no guarantee that you will survive, even past this very day! The time has come [for you] to develop perseverance in [your] practice. For, at this singular opportunity, you could attain the everlasting bliss [of nirvāṇa]. So now is [certainly] not the time to sit idly, But, starting with [the reflection on] death, you should bring your practice to completion!3   The moments of our life are not expendable, And the [possible] circumstances of death are beyond imagination. If you do not achieve an undaunted confident security now, What point is there in your being alive, O living creature?”

Padmasambhava, The Tibetan Book of the Dead