The practice of the same taste of unhappiness and happiness, or suffering and pleasure, is extremely important and very beneficial. It is best done without reference to anything substantial whatsoever.
We could get drunk to relieve our suffering, and this might help a little, but we would then become dependent on alcohol for relief, and when it eventually left our system we would suffer again.
Anything substantial we depend on to effect any psychological change is inherently untrustworthy because we will become dependent on it, and eventually we will be separated from it. A far better way to transform experience is to work with the mind.
This involves no dependence on any substance, and as a result all experiences become a source of insight.
ECHOES - The Boudhanath Teachings THINLEY NORBU - Translated by William Koblensky - SHAMBHALA Publications Boulder · 2016
～普賢法譯小組Ruyu, Emilia, Suane 翻譯校對，Serena 完稿於 2016.12.29，願一切有情眾生皆能修持苦樂一味，毋須仰賴任何物質！