Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Three Aspects of Meditation: Joy II

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

Joy II: Pain and Pleasure Are One

Practice is like medicine: it is bitter, but good for you. Although it is a bittersweet experience, it is worth it. When you sit on your cushion, it is tearful and joyful put together. Pain and pleasure are one when you sit on your meditation cushion with a sense of humor.

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

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