Whenever you find yourself struggling in life you are experiencing samsara. And I really want to underline this. A lot of people think of samsara as life in the city and of nirvana as life in nature. No. Wherever you’re struggling, that’s samsara.
By contrast, you've experienced situations, interactions where things flowed extremely easily with absolutely no sense of struggle. You don’t feel separate from things or have a really strong sense of "I." You’re just there. That's nirvana.
From: Then and Now
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