Buddhist meditation is something to do, not to believe, so the measure of it is always related to what is happening to your mind and your life.
Awakening can come gradually, almost imperceptibly, or in a sudden, life-altering flash. But however it happens, what’s important is that awakening is real and possible.
Tonight I’m watching Suze Orman teaching the first noble truth of Buddhism on CNBC…
He was not the shiny, self-assured, clear creature that Zen masters were advertised to be. He was always feeling around for the meaning of events, and I found that to be one of his best features.