Heroic perseverance means delight in virtue.Santideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva, p.98
Its contrary may be defined as laziness:
An inclination for unwholesome ways,
Despondency, and self-contempt.
Complacent pleasure in the joys of idleness,
A craving for repose and sleep,
No qualms about the sorrows of samsara:
These are the source and nurse of laziness.
23 September 2013
Contemplation: Heroic Perseverance
After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation: