The 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
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It can be activated by several things – a sense of certainty as a result of studying and practising the Dhamma, by being inspired by a particularly virtuous or wise person, by experiencing the benefits of meditation, even by contemplating the inevitability of death.
However, if not held in check, zeal can deteriorate into agitation, the mistaken belief that anything can be achieved by sheer will-power, and even fanaticism. We should, the Buddha said, use our energy the way we would catch a quail.