If you want to apply the Dharma in daily life, first and foremost you must have Buddhadharma in your heart. If our hearts do not have any Dharma at all, what is there to integrate into our daily lives? Then, there’s nothing to be done. Therefore, the primary thing is to have the right understanding and view, and, in order to integrate Buddhism into our daily lives, we must also generate a sense of renunciation and bodhicitta.
~ Luminous Wisdom Book Series 7