We are always striving for samsaric things.
If we put the same effort into holy Dharma
the city of Liberation
is not so far away.

Don’t make mistaken choices
about what is urgent in this short life!
While the precious jewel is within
don’t hunt for trinkets outside!


From “Precious Teachings,” by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, page 14, “A Dharma Gong to Wake Us from Ignorance”

Image by Ian Burt on Flkr, “Into the Mystic,” creative commons.  Thank you Ian!