They said meditation meant boredom. I didn't believe them.
- Aro e-mail course. "After the boredom, more boredom." Email 28.
- The Aro e-mails collection. "Here's to boredom!"
- In this post, David Chapman wrote that: "Like Dzogchen, shi-ne is difficult because it’s “too close, too accessible, too present, and too simple.” To satirize a bit, the complete instructions are: “Just sit, doing nothing in particular, until you find you are familiar with emptiness. Then you can move on to the second naljor, in order to skip tantra as well.”"
- The Myth of Freedom has a whole six-page or so section on boredom, and how at first you think you are not bored.
- Implicitly, a mentor I'm corresponding with through the Aro mentors program.
They were right. It's no cool mountain stream, though, the idea Trungpa wrote about. It's just boring.
Here's to boredom?