right effort

Right Effort and the Plane

What is right effort? How does it apply to meditation practice and life in general? An old-fashioned wooden joiner's 'shooting' plane may offer some clues. The hardest part of many tasks is simply getting started. The plane is heavy. To make it move inertia has to be overcome. Similarly the mind and body at times resist any but the most determined efforts to sit to practice. or get up and go to work. But can 'determined' also be 'right'?

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