Practice

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This page is to be filled with inpirational quotes about the 'Art of Practicing'

Related: Internal Conflict

Buckminister Fuller

And it was not easy to carry on with nobody to tell you what to do, nobody to mark your paper. -from a lecture named 'Do Your Own Thinking' from b.f.institute

Everything is laid out for you

Everything is laid out for you.
Your path is straight ahead of you.
Sometimes it's invisible, but it's there.
You may not know where it's going 
But you have to follow the path. 
It's the path of the Creator. 
It's the only path there is.
-Chief Leon Shenandoah

Abu Sa'id ibn Abi-l-Khayr

Whatever you have in your mind--forget it; 
Whatever you have in your hand - give it; 
Whatever is to be your fate - face it!" 
- (Abu Sa'id ibn Abi-l-Khayr)
"If youre comparing where youre at to where you want to be
dont forget to compare where you're at to where you came from"   
-Anonym00kie

An ounce of practice
is worth a pound of philosophy
- ?

The soul grows by its
constant participation in
that which transcends it
-Gregory of Nyssa

A way can be a guide,
but not a fixed path;
Names can be given, 
but not permanent labels
-Tao Te 

The Sunrise Ruby

In the early morning hour,
just before dawn, lover and beloved wake
and take a drink of water.

She asks, "Do you love me or yourself more?
Really, tell me the absolute truth."

He says, "There is nothing left of me.
I'm like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight."

This is how Hallaj said, I am God,
and told the truth!

The ruby and the sunrise are one.
Be courageous and discipline yourself.

Completely become hearing and ear,
and wear this sun-ruby as an earring.

Work, Keep digging your well.
Don't think about getting off from work.
Water is there somewhere.

Submit to a daily practice.
Your loyalty to that
is a ring on the door.

Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who's there.
-Rumi


However innumerable sentient beings are, I vow to save them.
However inexhastible the defilements are, i vow to extinguish them.
However immesurable the dharmas are, I vow to master them.
However incomparable enlightenment is, i vow to attain it.
-Bodhistattva Vows

Plan a practice routine

RSP (Regular Sensible Practice)

It is
better to
practise for
short periods
every day

thanforamuchlongerperiodsonceaweek.

You will achieve much more practising 20 minutes each day than say, 2 hours once a week. 

Sensible Practice
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Playing a piece over and over - inclooding the mistaks will only mak yuo werse
Pleying a peice over and uver - incootling tha milktakes wall inly mik yoo wersse
blayins o piise ozer und ivor - uncloadink tho meestoakes wult inely mok ouy verst

Take the piece apart. Work on the difficult parts. 
When you can play them - put it all back together again and play the whole thing.

Practice Is Cumulative
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The more you practise, the better you will become.
The better you become, the more you will enjoy playing.
The more you enjoy playing, the more you will practise.
And the more you practise, the better you will become.
The better you become, the more you will enjoy playing.
The more you enjoy playing, the more you will practise.
And the more you practise..........