Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Three Aspects of Meditation: Technique I

Book coverThe purpose of meditation is to teach you how to be. It has three aspects: posture, technique, and joy.

Technique I: No Expectations

Basically speaking, the technique is to be spacious and not wait for anything. If something is about to happen, it will happen; if it is not going to happen, it won’t. Don’t expect anything from your practice. Sitting practice is not a punishment or a reward. Don’t expect it will bring you sudden bliss or a new relationship with reality. You have to sever yourself completely from any such view!

From “Following the Example of the Buddha” in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume One, by Chögyam Trungpa, pages 180-181

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