Wise Effort: Spiritual Urgency

Andrew discusses the role of commitment and motivation in the undertaking of spiritual practice. He talks about the pali sanskrit word, samvega (“spiritual urgency”) as a foundational element of Buddhist practice. This talk spotlights the five reflections (Upajjhatthana Sutta) as a tool for remembering the temporariness of our life, health, and wellbeing. By taking time to reflect on the impermanent nature of life, we can remember how important it is to be present and available for the many challenges and joys that make life meaningful. 

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