I 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.
For Reba , I did not start Zen Meditation to stop being lazy 🙂 I was just asking if overall it could help me .
I dont really think it will.Meditation might help to keep someones mind calm but if your problem is laziness then an activity that causes you to sit and sort of do nothing probably isnt the most effective solution for it.
Maybe try something like rollerblading/skating or mountain climbing or using a treadmill at the gym etc.
Also make sure that you really are lazy and dont have a disorder that makes you sluggish/reluctant to move eg:sleep apnea(do you wake up tired and unrefreshed in the morning?) or phlegm/damp disorders in chinese medicine(do you have a thick yellow or white fur on your tongue?),or depression,vitamin deficiency,or low oxygen levels.
These and other disorders can make you “lazy” ,sluggish and not want to move whereas true laziness is a problem of the mind/character-for example the spoilt girl/woman with rich parents and a maid might get a bad attitude that she doesnt have to do anything and be’s lazy.