Endurance is necessary for practice

To meditate one needs endurance, for we have to put up with weariness, sloth and torpor. We need to have patience, otherwise there will not be enough effort - for it is impossible to succeed when our mind is not yet disciplined.

To meditate is to streamline the mind. Before acquiring one-pointedness of mind, effort and time are required. No matter how much we try, the mind is sure to wander off very quickly, but we have to persevere, to meditate more. There will be a point when this process will stop and peace will follow.

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