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Featured Vipassana meditation

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Amanaki, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Concentration on what? Yeah, with concentrated thinking one gets better insight. Don't worry, I am not down-playing Vipassana since Lord Buddha is my guru.
     
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  2. Amanaki

    Amanaki sotāpanna

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    In my experience some use a candle light to focus on and concentrate on before they close their eyes, then they concentrate on keeping the flame as bright as if they have open eyes, that is ofcourse only one tiny part of Samadhi meditation.
     
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  3. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Various ways. Doing nothing and just concentrating on thoughts is probably the best, IMHO.
     
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    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    Since I don't know what that is, it is possible.

    Ciao

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    Im practicing Zen still a beginner but think that that is my goal ultimately and will ultimately be less addicted to stuff.
     
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    As I understand it, a couple of different kinds of samadhi meditation. The kind you are describing is deliberative, in which one concentrates on a physical object. The other is reflective, in which one concentrates on a subtle object, such as breath, the five senses, the sense being (I am), Sankalpa, etc.

    I learned to meditate practicing the former. I now almost exclusively practice the latter.
     
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  7. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I've always felt breaths would be the best place to start. It is. You come and count and count and start over every time you screw up , and then eventually one day you don't need to count anymore. Mastered Focus.

    That's when you let go of the branch and free fall into the Big Pond. Focused, but not on anything any more. Then the damn Branch comes around and you instinctively grab it again and it's back to breaths.
     
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    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Yes, I'll practice Vipassana on occasion, among other types of meditation. However, I keep coming back to Zazen. Zazen is helpful to keep you from habitually slipping into other forms of meditation.
     
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    It so strange for me right now. In the past I have never had to pay attention to breath or breathing. I was just like a little minnow that joined the pack and carried on swimming. BUT.... (pun intended) since I had smoked for so long, now I am having to pay attention to breath as my breathing has become unnaturally shallow (after 30 years of smoking). So, what goes around, comes around, I suppose. It's all part of retraining. *sigh* DAY 26! This breathing deep breaths is so cool!

    Who knew "the master" would have to re-enroll in Breathing 101 :D:D
     
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  10. Amanaki

    Amanaki sotāpanna

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    It is a very good post you have here :) Meditation is not about a goal, it is about getting free from all the bound of the world, and only exist in the moment :) being consious of every moment that happens but not cling to past or worry about future, all there is, is right now.
     
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    Yeah, I practice it along with other meditation techniques to get to a mindful state.

    It is easier in the beginning to be aware of one's sensations rather than thoughts and emotions. There is a sweet thrill of relaxation when each tense sensation, after being observed calmly, dissolves into nothingness.
     
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  13. Amanaki

    Amanaki sotāpanna

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    In my experiance there are more happening to a new person in meditation then for us who have many years experience :) the tiny changes that arise when in deep meditation where there are close to nothingness is bearly something we can notice :)
     
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