Preparation-Meditation

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terence129
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Preparation-Meditation

Postby terence129 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:19 am

A suggestion:
After fifty years of two half hours per day, it has occurred to me ,that a fresh appraoch to the half hour could be of value ?
this is in no way to propose any change to the actual practice of the half hour but to approach the half hour, some how ' out of habit '
In some ways for myself this has become, at times something of a holy exercise, then at other times it is taken over by habit.

Cleansing the body, music,a reading from Good Company, at random, posture, breathing, opening the attention to the sounds around, feeling the place that we are in.

It feels that we have such a precious gift...we have been given a precious gift.

Dots
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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby Dots » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:47 am

Terence129 asked about preparation for Meditation:

The Shankaracharya said there is no need for any preparation as the Meditation is a preparation in itself but he also said that if someone found something useful/helpful (like music) in the minutes before one's half hour, then that was acceptable. It may be that different things may work at different times - someone found it very helpful to wash his face and clean his teeth before meditating, another used a few simple physical excercises if they were rather tired in order to stimulate the bloodflow, so avoiding going to sleep. You seem to have found various ways of avoiding the 'habitual' and have the right attitude. Approaching anything with gratitude is a good attitude to have.

terence129
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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby terence129 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:14 pm

I note from a recent Paper from the Pewsey Grooup,Advaita (4) that the Shankaracharya is quoted thus:
The body, one should preapre it before meditation. There are three places of importance- the hands, the mouth and the eyes. We must clean these properly before sitting for meditation. With a clean body, pure and clean place, at the proper time, we should try to fill ourselves with serene feeling and visualise the whole of the Universe and dive deep into the Self for mediatation.

Mortice
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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby Mortice » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:40 pm

we should try to fill ourselves with serene feeling and visualise the whole of the Universe and dive deep into the Self for mediatation.

no questions needing answers there then.

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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby Mortice » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:46 pm

what is the wordy definition of serene feeling?

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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby Mortice » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:50 pm

my definition is that all feels good and is as it is meant to be.

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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby Mortice » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:12 pm

knowing the infinite peace is a dichotomy of reason for the infinite is infinite noise.
No peace can be had from shutting eyes or face or brain.

Peace comes by knowing all the noise intimately

wondrous noise abounds in all directions

look and hear at personal peril

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Re: Preparation-Meditation

Postby Mortice » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:22 pm

directions often are shouted

can we hear them all at the same or sane time at once

little fragmented moments describe here and there

none too soon and past present rare

initiate the now foregone conclusion laid bare


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