Sayadaw U Pandita taught:
Each time we sit down to meditate, even for one hour, we renounce the
possibility of seeking out an hour�s worth of pleasure and distraction. But
we find some measure of relief from distraction itself, the suffering of the
mind that chases after pleasant feelings. If we go to a longer retreat, we
leave behind our home, our loved ones, and our pastimes. Yet many of us find
these sacrifices worthwhile.
(from �In This Very Life� p217, Wisdom Publications,
This book was of spiritual support to Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Best wishes / Antony