know it is a sin for a Buddhist to be lazy. I have been lazy all my life since I was a teen. I am intellectually fine but I rarely open a book at school because I was lazy. Now I want to change my life(at 48) and become a web developer but I am still being lazy and won;’t study on a regular bases. I started Zen meditation. Will Zen Buddhism help me fight this pathological laziness? Thanks for your time.
yes, i suppose it might. you could also consider seeing a therapist to help you overcome it. this is just a mind over matter situation.
well, you don’t need zen to stop being lazy. if you want to stop, just stop. if you don’t – no need to bring another illusion into picture.
victorious warriors win first, then go to war. defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win. it seems to me you don’t want to stop just yet. zen would be of little help, if any.
you can change your ways any moment. ‘you’ is the pain point. not zen.
I would say you aren’t looking at this problem the right way. You are seeing Zen Buddhism as a sort of magical solution that will cure laziness without any of your effort. In the end you have to decide to stop being lazy and gather up enough will power to do so. Meditation will be beneficial to you over the long run, but to do meditation you have to stop being lazy in the first place. If you do decide to, there you go, you have taken your first step towards stopping laziness. But to keep the sloth away from you at all times you have to take your meditation and apply it to real life. When you are preparing for a baseball game, there is the practice, and there is the actual game. Meditation is the practice, and life is the actual game. So as long as you keep practicing, you won’t be lazy. For this you must always be vigilant and mindful. The first step is always to create the resolve and make a real decision. Good Luck!