|Fierce Heart (Spring Washam)|
If we practice the Dharma, we must bow our hearts to the Dharma. We must not make the Dharma bow to us. When we practice this way, suffering arises.
There isn’t a single person who can escape this suffering. So when we commence our practice, suffering is right there.
|Jack Kornfield trained with Ajahn Chah.|
They stop the habits of the hearts of those who have never trained. Why should we bother to do this? If we don’t bother to train our heart, then it remains wild, following the ways of nature. It’s possible to train that nature so that it can be used to advantage.