This is from ‘The Ten Commandments Of Minsfulness’, which I seriously doubt were called the ten anything and certainly not called commandments, either – but if you’re going to make Buddihism appeal to the West you need to speak their language, I guess the thinking goes.

Anytime I’m just listing the first five but so far – I’m good….suffering body, losts of mishaps and obstacles, no shortcuts, a bit of haunting evil here and there, and no easy success.

1. Yearn not for a body free of disease and suffering, because without going through pain and illness, sundry desires are easily awakened.

2. Wish not for a life free of mishaps and obstacles, because without them one tends to become arrogant and egotistic.

3. Pray not for a quick shortcut regarding spiritual introspect, because without excruciating effort, one becomes short-learning.

4. Fear not the haunting disturbance of evil while accumulating spiritual strength, because without them one’s determination does not grow solid strong.

5. Hope not for easy success in one’s work, because without difficulties and failures, one tends to undervalue others and become overly proud

Muoi dieu tam niem Tam Lac dich

Not really much to disagree with.

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