Would it be better if one say some mantras?
Would it be better if one work for other people?
Would it be better if one renders oneself to be of service to needy people?
Would it be better if one sits in meditation, in a temple perhaps? or
Would it be better if one circumambulate a stupa like Tibetans do?
It appears these are questions many spiritual aspirants ask of erudite masters and each time, the answer they receive was : ” each one of the above is very nice, however, it is better if one does a good practice”
So building a temple is good, but it is better to do a little dharma; meditating is good but it is better to do a little dharma; charity work is good but it is better to do a little dharma…
So what is this dharma business???
Simple: watching one’s mind; watching the direction one takes when one encounters a situation and how one deals with it – positively or negatively…if it is moving in the wrong direction, try to ‘catch’ that moment and ‘stop’ it…it is never too late to change direction, habituate positive energies, and very soon negative emotions will subside and diminish completely…