In almost every way, we possess more now than when we were younger.
But are we happier? Not really.
That’s because as we accumulate more material wealth, we also accumulate more suffering.
The goal of meditation is to rid ourselves of the suffering we have accumulated over time as well as to prevent us from accumulating even more suffering.
Nirvana is not about gaining pleasure; It is about extinguishing suffering.
-Ven. Pomnyun Sunim