Never think that you will be able to settle your life down by practicing the dharma. The dharma is not therapy.
In fact, it is just the opposite.
The purpose of the dharma is to really stir up your life.
It is meant to turn your life upside down.
If that is what you asked for, why complain?
If it is not turning your life upside down, on the other hand, the dharma is not working.
That kind of dharma is just another one of these New Age methods;
the dharma should really disturb you. – Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
- Buddhism without Sectarianism by the Venerable Deshung Rinpoche
- Tibetan Buddhism in the West – A Series of Three Articles
- The Distortions We Bring To The Study of Buddhism by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche