Cause And Effect

“Carrying on negative action while expecting happiness is like holding your hand in fire while hoping not to be burned. Of course, no one actually wants to suffer, but as long as we continue to indulge in negative action our suffering will never end. Positive thoughts, words, and deeds are something we have to cultivate; it cannot be bought or given, and no one ever stumbles on it just by chance.”

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche