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Stopping, Resting, Calming, Healing
a teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
Buddhist meditation has two aspects - shamatha and vipashyana. We tend to stress the importance of the latter (vipashyana, "looking deeply") because it can bring us insight and liberate us from suffering. But the practice of shamatha ("stopping") is fundamental. If we cannot stop, we cannot have insight.
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