Lama Jigme Gyatso
Why Meditate? - 6nov21
Ask a biologist,
they’ll tell you,
there are stressors.
Some are circumstantial,
some are physical,
some are social,
and some are mental.
All complex lifeforms
tend to exacerbate their stress
by living in a state of resistance.
We resist the presence of the dreadful.
We resist the absence of the delightful.
The opposite of resistance is acquiescence:
loving and centered.
When we make resistance habitual
it feels like we’re living in an ocean of stress.
The liberation that the Buddha taught of
is simply getting so good at loving and centered acquiescence
that we practice it spontaneously, habitually, easily and effectively.
That is why we play with easy contemplations and meditations
to master this freedom from resistance.
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