By building up good habits of the Mind in meditation our behavior in daily life gradually changes.  As our anger decreases we are able to make better decisions and we become less dissatisfied and restless.  These results of meditation can be experienced now.  But we should always try to have a broader and more encompassing motivation to meditate than just for our own present happiness.  We can generate the motivation to meditate in order to attain liberation from the cycle of constantly recurring problems and to reach a state of harmony for the benefit of all beings.

~ translated from a tiny Sri Lankan book I picked up at a Temple during my travels titled “Be a Lamp Upon yourself”

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