To be dharma practitioner you have to be strong. You cannot be whimsical. You cannot be faint-hearted; that’s for sure. You have to have a heart of a lion. How do you get the heart of a lion? You get it because you want it so badly. It’s not that you have it or you don’t, but rather that you don’t see any alternative in life other than dharma practice.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche