Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Bravery of Just Sitting

Book coverBefore we discuss the technique of meditation, let us point out the merit and sanity and wakefulness you are going to get out of just simply being willing to sit like a piece of rock. It’s fantastically powerful. It overrides the atomic bomb. It’s extraordinarily powerful that we decide just to sit, not hang out or perch, but just sit. Such a brave attitude, such a wonderful commitment, is magnificent. It is very sane, extraordinarily sane.

From “The Only Way” in The Path Is the Goal: A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation by Chögyam Trungpa, page 8

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