Our problems do not cease with meditation proficiency. What does happen is that our tolerance for distress increases along with our compassion and both of those qualities have the effect of reducing our suffering.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I've noticed that many people entertain the fantasy that proficiency in meditation will bring an end to their problems. Oh, dear! I'm afraid not. I really like the first sentence of the following quotation: