Made my first trip in car from Las Vegas to Long Beach with 13 inch durian in a bag, then in a hefty trash bag tied shut. Still felt like the inside of the car was a durian forest! 😀
Don’t regret it though. First time I ate durian, and with mangosteen. Was so delicious 😀
Deleriously happy…..I love it too! Deleriously happy would be the perfect description of any pilgrim anywhere on the grounds at the Monastery. That and stunned speechless at all of the beauty in every nook and cranny so loving created and maintained. AND THEN, one sees a monk or two and is a stunned speechless deleriously happy pilgrim. The monks must get a kick out of this phenomenon.
In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the kleshas. We think we have to be detached from that which we are attracted to but we also need to overcome aversion. It's easier to be finite, to have a past and a future than to be infinite, without past and future, so, we're clinging to life. The kleshas are the root source of karma. Quiet mental activity produced by the kleshas through meditation and achieve santosha, peace of mind. "Men of discrimination see sorrow in all experience."