"What is Practice?
By A Monkess
Most think that daily commitments, rituals, pujas and teachings are our main practice. And they are certainly crucial so it's a real blessing to be able to participate in these whenever possible. But we've all heard the story of the man doing many prostrations being told "very good but much better to practice"; then it goes onto reciting prayers, making light offerings etc. Each time he was advised "but better to do practice".
"If you are suffering, use it as the cause to bring happiness to others. This way, whatever kind of life experience you have, you use it on the path. There is no interruption to Dharma practice and one's life is most beneficial." Lama Zopa…