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Like a gentle river

Geshe Loden would often advise his students that their approach to Dharma practice should be like a gentle river. A gentle river flows continuously, smoothly and without stopping.

In the same way, your practice should be gentle so that you don’t get exhausted, burn out, or abandon your practice.

A river flows continuously without stopping, so your Dharma practice should be continuous without stopping. Progress in your meditation and Dharma practice comes from continuous practice, even if it is sometimes difficult to see your progress. 

Geshe-la used this approach in his own activities. This was his method for his teachings, in producing nine books, organising the temple, developing the garden, and the development of the centre in general. In this way, he was able to achieve much with his time in Australia.

NB: To see another story about Geshe Loden click here