Saturday, February 4, 2017

Via Daily Dharma / Elements of Stability

The transformative power of Buddhist meditation occurs when the stability and vividness of shamatha is unified with the penetrating insights of vipashyana. Shamatha by itself results in a temporary alleviation of the fundamental causes of suffering, and vipashyana by itself provides only fleeting glimpses of reality.

—B. Alan Wallace, "Within You Without You"