New Year Hope
As a surprise birthday present, a Dharma brother gave me Dzongsar Khyentse's newest book: The Guru Drinks Bourbon? I don't know how he knew Dzongsar is my favorite in your face guru. Since my birthday was a washout--the universe's present was the Pacific coast storm of the decade, I immediately started to read it. And I found this inscription from the late great guru Jigme Lingpa that I want to offer as a New Year's present to everyone:
"Even if you may not always practice, if you have a constant wish to practice and a constant concern about not being able to practice, you are far wealthier than the most materially successful person. If you put emphasis on generating the motivation to be kind and to enlighten all sentient beings, there is no comparison. You have surpassed what any other religion or spiritual system can do."
~Sandy Garson "Wordsmithing to attest how the Dharma saved me from myself!"
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