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Conduct Your Business, Brush Your Teeth

November 22, 2011

Conducting business and brushing our teeth should be regarded as the same situation. Often we get very tired of the whole office situation, and we either pile up our details and try to put them off until next week, or we push our subordinates to sort out the messiness. This approach comes from a sense of no delight and heedlessness. There is a need for lots of hard work. We should take delight in cleaning up our offices.

From "Vajracarya addresses Boulder Ratna Society," in The Best of the Vajradhatu Sun, the first issue ever published, October/November 1978.

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1 Response to Conduct Your Business, Brush Your Teeth

  • Americ Azevedo says:

    Take delight in cleaning up the mess. In Zen there's the idea of "chop wood, carry water"; Lao Tzu suggested "ruling an empire like cooking a small fish". Much suffering comes from the attitude of "I've got something better to do." Cooking, eating dinner, cleaning up, and washing dishes. Delight in it all!

    Posted on November 25, 2011 at 7:48 am