Effort gains all Success:
Buddha once said:
Friends, the lazy person dwells in misery, soiled by evil detrimental states.
Great is the personal advantage, which
such one thereby neglects & looses.
But the energetic
& enthusiastic person lives happily, secluded from evil
great is the personal advantage, that he thereby wins.
It is not by the inferior, that the supreme is attained. Rather, it is only by
supreme effort, that the supreme state is attained. Friends, this Noble
sublime juice! Therefore, friends, while this Dhamma Teaching is still
present here arouse your
for the attainment of the yet unattained,
for achievement of the yet
for realization of the yet unrealized...
Considering your own future,
friends, is enough motivation to make all effort
for reaching this goal; considering the
future of others, is also enough
motivation to do your best; considering the best
of both, is more than enough
inspiration to strive for the supreme goal with diligent
Thus acutely and enthusiastically, friends, should you train yourselves!
More on Energy (Viriya): The root Cause of all
Source: The Grouped Sayings of the
Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya II 29