Editors’ note: The most common manifestations of laziness are in relation to the body, which likes nothing
better than sitting down eating, drinking and generally taking it easy. Physical laziness is often easy to
see but a person can also be lazy in any centre. Most people, in fact, are lazy in the intellect – instead
of using their critical faculty they speak from fixed attitudes. There is only one way to overcome laziness
and that is to struggle against the body and the ego, getting tasks done instead of talking about them.