The teachings are like medicine that will ease suffering and encourage spiritual health as they stimulate an inner search for truth.
We may know and see this, but the samsaric mind would like to keep the Dharma at a distance. “The Dharma will be there later,” we may tell ourselves, “when I have more time, more need, or more motivation to put it into practice.”
We hesitate, and the ego takes charge, picking up the Dharma or putting it down at its whim. As a result, the value of the Dharma that sees beyond the limitations of the ego is lost.
Tarthang Tulku RinpocheTeachings from the Heart