Tag: meditation

Opening to the uncharted

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Goenka's Vipassana claims that all mental phenomena (emotions, feelings, thoughts etc.) are mapped to (or rather actually are) body sensations.



Knowledge from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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FREE WILL AND DESTINY
When people consider the past as free will they are filled with remorse and regret.
When they consider the future as destiny, lethargy and inertia set in.



Before leaving home make sure all doors and windows are closed

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Each time you leave home, check the 2 doors and 5 windows of the house to make sure they are well closed:



Watch the tip of your nose from below

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Close your eyes and observe for some time the tip of your nose for any sensations. Just observe and feel the place, just be there.



Is the posture important?

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There are meditation traditions, such as the Buddhists, that put special emphasis on the meditation posture (e.g cross-legged, back erect, etc.) while others, such as Osho, claim that the posture is



Why is it so hard for us to accept that emotions are just body sensations?

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As I wrote in my previous blog entry, at the beginning, the claim that emotions are just an abstract mental image of body sensations seemed to me far too radical, an outrageous underestimation of our



The now is boring, says the mind

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It's petrifying how little from the world truly exists: only the now.

Such a narrow flickering glimpse.

The past is memory. The future is simulation. And they are both occurring in the now, the recalling of the memory, the playing of the simulation. Aren't they?



Nothing is a dream until you wake up

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Nothing is a dream until you wake up.

This is maybe the only irrefutable claim with regard to reality.



Are emotions merely just body sensations?

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According to Guenka's Vipassana (and maybe the Buddha, who knows), what we call feelings and emotions are merely patterns of body sensations. Everything is mapped to body sensations.



Addicted people can't meditate

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I find it hard to meditate, I get bored and then agitated and restless as soon as I begin meditating. This stress compels me to stop.

This is natural, it is great that you admit it. There are many people, even "experienced spiritualists" that overlook this and thus get only more agitated during meditation.