A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
-Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go.
-Where will you go?
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas.
Quote: "Meditation is the healing process of suffering." .........
My experience is not that meditation removes suffering, rather, it makes visible the dynamics of ones suffering and attachment, allowing one to chose, and move beyond suffering.
Reply from leoj99
I don't think happiness and suffering can mix together. The absence of suffering is happiness and likewise the absence of happiness is suffering. You can be in pain yet you are still happy. Pain per se is not suffering. But you can suffer due to your pain. You can also suffer without pain.