Meditation And Its Discontents

Anna Silivonchik

Many people think that in order to avoid suffering, they have to give up joy, and they call this “transcending joy and suffering.” This is not correct…Don’t get caught in theories or ideas, such as saying that suffering is an illusion or that we have to “transcend” both suffering and joy. Just stay in touch with what is actually going on, and you will touch the true nature of suffering and the true nature of joy. When you have a