Monday, September 08, 2008

Meditation and politics

Today I had a conversation with someone about current US politics and we both realized how much tension is going to be in the country for the next two months. A lot of people have a huge amount of emotional investment in this election and so it's going to be hard for all of us to maintain our equanimity.

Just a minute ago I happened upon a quotation I actually found some time ago and saved. Today seems like the perfect day for sharing it:
The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.

So, yes, let us give ourselves ever more diligently to meditation. We will alleviate our own suffering that way and also, by meditating, cultivate in ourselves the ability to alleviate the suffering of others as well.

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