Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be âhappyâ? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma.
Genuine spiritual practice, not least the NgÃ¶ndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, NgÃ¶ndro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about:
- developing ârenunciation mindâ
- discipline, meditation and wisdom
- using your imagination in visualization practice
- why you need a guru