There is no merit without zeal, just as there is no movement without wind. What is zeal? It is enthusiasm for virtue. What is said to be its antithesis? It is spiritual sloth, clinging to the reprehensible, apathy, and self-contempt.

Santideva in A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Shatideva , B. Alan Wallace, Vesna A. Wallace


To Practice This Thought:
Review times during your life when you have been zealous. What sets you off?


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