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Too much meditation
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10/13/13 2:41 PM
Is there a point where one can do much meditation
/listening to dharma talks that it starts to obstruct day to day life? Or is the point to practice this full steam ahead even if it means other areas in your life suffering from it all.

RE: Too much meditation
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10/13/13 11:53 PM as a reply to Keith Edward Miller.
This comes up a lot, and I have to agree with what they told me: there is no dichotomy between life and practice. I think a lot of people take the (helpful) view that practice, in a way, will make you more skillful at living life happily. After all, if your baseline doesn't change, what's the point? Otherwise it's just spiritual entertainment.

As to practice/life balance, that depends on your goals, etc. Read the chapter Morality, the First and Last Training in MCTB.

As to doing so much "listening to dharma talks that it starts to obstruct day to day life", I mean... obviously that's possible, but "the point" is whatever point you bring to the table. No more, no less.