Sam Vega wrote:Looks great!
Did getting it done give you an opportunity to observe suffering?!
Lol 4 hours worth of suffering!
No, it wasn't all that bad but it was definitely interesting watching all these feelings and sensations come and go. It was an excellent practice in trying to stay mindful and equinimous in the midst of unpleasant feelings. Never again will an aching knee or back seem so bad while sitting in meditation lol. And it was cool because t he guy who did my tattoo is a practicing Buddhist as well so we had fun with it.
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah