Whatever you experience in your life – pain, pleasure, heat, cold, or anything else – is like something happening in a dream. Although you might think things are very solid, they are like passing memory. You can experience this open, unfixated quality in sitting meditation: All that arises in your mind – hate, love, and all the rest – is not solid. Although the experience can get extremely vivid, it is just a product of your mind. Nothing solid is really happening.
from the book Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
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Further quotes from the book Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness:
- Eating poisonous food
- Whatever shakes you
- Joyful path
- All irritations are crucial
- The mutual dance of love
- Learning to live with your sanity
- Look Behind the Mask of Your Confusion
- Don’t Expect Applause