June 04, 2005
Eastern & Western Laziness

Quote spotted at caterina.net, by Sogyal Rinpoche:

There are different species of laziness: Eastern and Western. The Eastern style is like the one practised in India. It consists of hanging out all day in the sun, doing nothing, avoiding any kind of work or useful activity, drinking cups of tea, listening to Hindi film music blaring on the radio, and gossiping with friends. Western laziness is quite different. It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so there is no time at all to confront the real issues. This form of laziness lies in our failure to choose worthwhile applications for our energy.

A bit of googling reveals this is from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

Posted by Bill Stilwell at June 04, 2005 11:31 AM
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