If we try to practice meditation without the foundation of goodwill to ourselves and others, it is like trying to row across a river without first untying the boat; our efforts, no matter how strenuous, will not bear fruit. We need to practice and refine our ability to live honestly and with integrity.
from the book Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom
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Further quotes from the book Insight Meditation:
- Purpose of practice
- Awareness of thoughts
- Seeing impermanence deeply
- Becoming aware of suffering
- Freedom Lies in the Wisdom to Choose
- The wonderful paradox about the truth of suffering
- Just sitting and watching
- Undistracted awareness
- Being with it fully
- The meditative journey