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.

Shantideva , A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Shantideva Wallace, translator, Vesna A. Wallace, translator, B. Alan