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Old 17-08-2017, 09:05 PM
cedartree cedartree is offline
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Who meditates?

With my title I was thinking of going witty and deep but I think I'll stick with the conventional ;)

*I am posting here rather than in Buddhism as I want to know about your practice :)*

So who all meditates?

I practice Zazen in the tradition of Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in America.

Sometimes some Jhana or absorption state focus with an Ajahn Chah relaxed flavor.
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Old 18-08-2017, 02:20 AM
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I meditate...well, fixed focus gazing concentration....it's almost 24/7 now.

I follow Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.

I will lose myself in the space between two objects, in a mirror or a pool of water, the semi-darkness behind closed eyes, on an image of Lord Shiva...or I'll just sit and gaze at a candle or my lava lamp for hours and today, I'm getting lost in the trees swaying in the wind with their leaves dancing about and reflecting light at all different angles.

Other times I will sit with closed eyes and assume gyan mudra and focus on the point where my fingers touch or I'll do nadi shodhana and focus on the point where my breath touches my nostrils...etc
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Old 18-08-2017, 03:20 AM
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I don't meditate much anymore. I can't seem to find the point to it all.

When I first began to meditate it was because I was searching for something. A state of consciousness maybe. A certain knowledge maybe.

Now I meditate as a way to further enjoy the present. However I don't get much more enjoyment from it. Dare I say I don't enjoy the present moment any more deeply when I meditate, just in a different way. Since I don't see one as better than the other I don't meditate often. Sometimes I'll meditate out of discipline or curiosity, but not desire like I once did.


I guess the day that I desire to stop having so many issues I will meditate more. For now I deeply enjoy my problems.
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Old 18-08-2017, 06:08 AM
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I enjoy "meditating" in many different ways. Walking. Sitting. Singing. Gazing. Breathing. Painting. Yoga. Cleaning. Crying. Smiling... I guess I do what my body/heart decides while living day to day.
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Old 19-08-2017, 02:32 PM
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Yes I do. I find I need it to generate that calm peaceful space in my mind which then enables me to approach the world in a similarly calm way.
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Old 20-08-2017, 11:42 PM
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All sounds about right :)

Am I the only one a bit more curious now on Vijnana Bhairava Tantra ;)
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Old 22-08-2017, 05:18 AM
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All sounds about right :)

Am I the only one a bit more curious now on Vijnana Bhairava Tantra ;)
Ask and you shall receive.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vij%C3...hairava_Tantra
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Old 22-08-2017, 05:25 AM
Tortoise Walks Tortoise Walks is offline
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What makes you curious about this specifically?

I followed a link from a google search for English translation of this text because I don't know it off hand. There seem to be 112 recommended focus thoughts with this text? Many seem wonderful and worth while though I am not dedicated to these points specifically... I am not very formal in my approach beyond showing up when I can due to day to day demands for bandwidth.

shivashakti(dot)com/vijnan.htm
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Old 27-08-2017, 06:42 PM
cedartree cedartree is offline
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Awesome, thanks Necro!
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Old 30-08-2017, 07:35 PM
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"made on"

constructive. non errorr. highly responsible to just throw the towel the right way
and timer back up some freshed, there's also a man way to do so and just sit at
best possible and haull back some breaths worth it. breaks the strips of toxip one
by one, for a realer maybe us






ie. toxips cover as sledg backs of self, meditation is going to,
fast. rapido.
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