You guys are great, I love you all.
Yes, yes, and yes. Plus variations.
Awediot: relentless, in the implication of "too much" is very uncomfortable, very unpleasant. Too much of even wonderful pleasure is too much to bear. As you say.
Emproph: You're one smart dude. Yes, first the will must be there, before one can practice. You are completely correct. Don't think I would call it violence. But it is *a force.* If it is sometimes uncomfortable to discipline oneself then some ferocity of will is required, but it is not violence, it is ferocity. Rowr.
Daniel: You have a good practice, obviously. I take inspiration from you. Wanna lend me some shakti?
What if it isn't the desire to end suffering that tips one over the edge, but the practice itself? Or does desire annihilate itself?
Sit there long enough, there comes a time when one day you are immensely excruciatingly happy about some thing and you suddenly observe that excruciating happiness has brought you as far from equilibrium and peace as excruciating pain. You simply notice it, the way you simply notice thoughts passing through.