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Samadhi

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by dingdao, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. dingdao

    dingdao The eternal Tao cannot be told - Tao Te Ching

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    Start with square breathing:
    Inhale for a count of 10
    Hold for a count of 10
    Exhale for a count of 10
    Hold for a count of 10
    Repeat

    Extend the time until you get to about a minute.
    This will 3 months.

    Expect the the question "What would you like more of in your life?"
    Choose wisely

    You get one question then get the hell out!
     
  2. Terry Sampson

    Terry Sampson ζει

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    Warning! Not an exercise for smokers! (I passed out before I could get to "Repeat")
     
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  3. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Uh...what?
     
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  4. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I don't see much value in yogic breathing techniques outside of perhaps a health aspect.
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Maybe you have to it will 3 months?
     
  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    There is some calming effect also. You can say that too is a health effect.
     
  7. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    In my case, calming would be a health benefit :)
     
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    My previous sarcasm in this thread notwithstanding, the basic meditative breathing practices followed by the subsequent word salad in the OP have nothing to do with samadhi.

    Samadhi is a state of meditative consciousness where the dichotomy of I/other is transcended. There is nothing to "like more of" or anything to "get the hell out" of.
     
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  9. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Perhaps it is more than that. With a calm mind and clear vision, one can better contemplate on any question, relating to this world or the other (spiritual). It is a step-by-step process covering Yama, Niyama, Asana, Prānāyāma, Pratyāhāra, Dharana, Dhyāna and then Samādhi. See details at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtānga_(eight_limbs_of_yoga), Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Wikipedia, Yoga - Wikipedia.

    योगश्‍चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः (yogah citta-vṛitti-nirodhaḥ) - Yoga Sutras 1.2
    "Yoga is the inhibition (nirodhaḥ) of the modifications/deformation (vṛitti) of the mind (citta)"
     
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  10. Vinayaka

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    Control of breath is the start.
     
  11. atanu

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    Post seems interesting to me. Please further clarify on the question "What would you like more of in your life?" and also on the link between breath control and samadhi.
     
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    Whats the point of this breathing exercise?
     
  13. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    The more you want, the more troublesome and unsatisfactory the life would be. Happiness is in wanting less. Breathe control is the first step to calming the mind. Samadhi comes after many steps. However, that is not the only way. I progressed by chanting. Slow the tempo every time, take breaks, elongate the breaks, stop chanting -> still mind.
     
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    Pranayama is breath control. Mind, and activity of the mind is related. By slowing the breath, we slow the mind. Less random intrusive thinking allows for greater concentration. Greater concentration gives greater understanding.

    Breathing exercises also change the heart rate, and blood pressure. I'd never heard of this one until now. (Would have to experiment.) Most will slow it.
     
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    Breathing in meditation brings a focal point for the mind to silence random thoughts. The mind tends to jump from thought to thought if left unattended. If you are thinking about your breath, you're not thinking about something else.

    Eventually, once you have created a pathway in your mind (a habit) to focus on breath during meditation, the goal then becomes to let thinking of breathing go as well, and the mind becomes completely silent.
     
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