“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is an old adage. We may not feel tough but to endure and even grow during the drought is the practice of dharma. Bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks. Peacocks eat poison with impunity. Bodhisattvas relish adversity. They rejoice in the chance to work on their negativity. It gives them courage and strength, filling them with meaning. Reducing negativities means better qualified to help others. It makes toughness on the outside with hearts of shining gold radiating love and compassion on the inside.
Happy New Year from cold foggy Bodh Gaya
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