13595Re: [Meditation Society of America] Trina
- Jan 27, 2005How did you learn how to meditate?
--- In email@example.com, "n0by"
> In true meditation the meditator and the object of meditation are
> longer present.separation, "ME".
> If there is intention to meditate then this intention, this doing,
> is coming from a doer. It comes from the concept of
> When meditation happens there is no one to whom it happens, noan
> happener making it happen.
> Such moments cannot be brought about by methods, techniques or
> practices as these are all ego based, based upon the idea that one
> is not already existence itself.
> The impulse to meditate arises when the action of seeking is
> believed to be coming from a seeker, from "otherness", and this in
> turn creates something to be sought. Seeking is an activity, NOT
> entity, in consciousness.can
> That which the seeking arises from is what is being sought. When
> this is intuitively understood no deliberate attempt to meditate
> arise as the impulse to do so is no longer present, having beencourse,
> severed at the root by the realisation that there is only Oneness,
> that one is already what was being sought.
> This is true meditation, there is no longer a meditator, simply
> meditation happening.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "T."
> <jedsgirl522@y...> wrote:
> > Okay! I tried what you suggested. First - my mind was of
> > pretty loud and busy. I'm sure you expected that. I justfirst
> > to it and took some "mental notes". Didn't seem really chaotic -
> > just busy.
> > Then I tried the counting technique - and I fell asleep the
> > time (dang!!) BUT - I tried the counting technique again tonightcounting.
> > although I did a lot of thinking (dang!!) I just did what you
> > suggested and mentally said "thinking" and went back to
> > I'm not sure that I accomplished any sort of medatative state -minutes
> > however I was PLEASED to see that when I opened my eyes, 8
> > had passed when I was SURE it would be only 3 or 4. So, thatwas
> > GOOD.and
> > I felt pretty relaxed and my hands and feet had a slight tingle
> > I was surprised at how LONG it took to get to 10 (thinking!!LOL) -
> > so, all in all I feel like it was a good experience. I willtaking
> > continue to use this method and keep you updated.
> > Looking forward to my next lesson! *wink* and THANK YOU for
> > the time with me - to teach me. I really appreciate you!eyes
> > Trina
> > --- In email@example.com, Bob Hart
> > <hartbd_62521@y...> wrote:
> > > Hi Trina, try this, 1. first for 5 min just sit and watch what
> > goes on in your mind, don't try and do anything, just observe,
> > closed go ahead and do it now._____________________ Good whatdid
> > you see? what did you hear? there probably was a lot going on inuntill
> > your head right? OK lesson 2. for 5 min choose one of these
> > practices, on the out breath count 1 every out breath count
> > you get to 10 then start over ,, eyes closed both practices thisone
> > just say breathing in as you breat in and breathing out as you
> > breate out. now try that for 5 min. go ahead and try it. What
> > happen? Did you find that there wasn't room in your head for all
> > chatter this time? Most of the time you can only think of
> > think at a time so when you pratice one of these your mindchatter
> > should cease. If you find your self losing track of were you areback
> > just go back to your practice. When any thoughts come just say
> > thinking thinking go back to your practice. Try this and get
> > with me please.
> > > Thanks Trina.
> > > Namaste Bob Hart
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