“Don’t Be Frivolous”

by Mark Chmiel

This morning at sangha at Sophia House, we distributed at random lojong slogan  cards and reflected on ones we received.  One of mine was #58, Don’t be frivolous,” which reminds me of the following recollection of Dipa Ma by Carol Wilson:

She made it clear that if you want to do it, you can do it if the commitment is there. For her, there was never a reason not to sit. She just didn’t understand why we wouldn’t always be practicing. Socializing was out of the question. Gossip and junk novels, no way!

–Amy Schmidt, Dipa Ma: The Life and Teachings of a Buddhist Master