| Kalaw Retreat Mar 2017 - Day 8 Discussion Group A (37:50-39:35)


Meditation can be understood in so many different ways. For a lot of people, so often meditation can be such a separate thing from life, not a way of life.

Meditation is something to escape from life – that if they do it separately, exclusively, one day their problems will just disappear like that.

But if we understood meditation in the right way, then it should be something that we can definitely use as part of our life. It should be the most useful thing in our life.

The Buddha taught that the Dhamma is good for both the mundane world, i.e., our daily lives, and the supramundane matters, gaining enlightenment. He says it’s beneficial in both. But the way the people use it, often it’s almost useless for daily living.