Boredom is important in meditation practice; it increases the psychological sophistication of the practitioners. They begin to appreciate boredom and they develop their sophistication until the boredom begins to become cool boredom, like a mountain river. It flows and flows and flows, methodically and repetitiously, but it is very cooling, very refreshing. Mountains never get tired of being mountains and waterfalls never get tired of being waterfalls. Because of their patience we begin to appreciate them. There is something in that....If we are to save ourselves from spiritual materialism and from buddhadharma without credentials, if we are to become the dharma without credentials, the introduction of boredom and repetitiousness is extremely important. From "Boredom" in THE MYTH OF FREEDOM AND THE WAY OF MEDITATION, pages 70 to 71. Shambhala Library Edition.
From "Boredom" in THE MYTH OF FREEDOM AND THE WAY OF MEDITATION, pages 70 to 71. Shambhala Library Edition. All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo.