15147Re: [Meditation Society of America] Three 1/2 years.......nothing!
- Dec 13, 2006Thanks for all the responses.What I'm looking for,I guess,first is a
clear head and a clear perspective on life,so that I may make
decisions from the outside looking in and properly
analyze "things".Secondly,would be a connection,a transmittance,if
you will.I would like to turn my will over to or at least have it
nudged by "God"(insert name there)lol
When I first came upon self-realization,the impact was sooo great.I
felt invincible for a few months.However,without going into
detail,things were much more stable at that time.I have a little more
stress to overcome at this time,perhaps if things were still stable I
would be further along in my growth,but,for sure,it has gotten me
through a lot.
OK,I will stop babbling,I am very happy to be a part of your group,I
sincerely appreciate all the input and hopefully,I can provide some
tidbits here and there as well(who knows>lol)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marc Moss
>you have a teacher?" There are so many ingredients for successful
> Dear Sean,
> Don't give up and don't be discouraged. My first question is "do
meditation and having a teacher has an enormous effect in so many
ways. From getting the correct information in a lineage that works,
secrets of the practice that are generally not found in books, to the
effect on the mind that a teacher has upon a student, the benefits of
a "guru" are limitless.
>University teachings, ACI teachings (www.world-view.org) particularly
> I would suggest that you look into the Diamond Mountain
the applied mediation course, Alexander Berzin has terrific teachings
that he has received and has shared throughout the years, H.H. the
Dalai Lama has terrific interpretations of Kamalashila's "Steps on
Meditation", the list of great reads with great information is
extensive. I personally swear by the teaching of Pabongka Rinpoche's
book Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. It is quite long and very
detailed. Without a teacher to help guide you, though you might get a
little frightened with it, misunderstand it, or just lose interest.
>there and they are suited to the student, not the ultimate. You
> There are many expressions of the teachings of meditation out
should first decide what it is that you wish to accomplish through
meditation and then find the teachings accordingly. If you don't know
what you want, you won't really find a basis to discover it. You
would be amazed to find that you already meditate in a lot of
different things you do outside of crossing your legs and sitting
still. In classical meditation there are nine different mental states
for the ordinary person. We typically might go through three or four
of them in states of focused concentration and not know that's what
they are. You can take those experiences (like being absorbed in a
good book or movie, practicing piano, prayer for someone's better
health) and bring them onto the cushion so its not as foreign of an
experience for you.
>directly. Anyone, as well from this group. 765.252.8398.
> If I can be of help, you can email me here or contact me
>There are wonderful practitioners here that are truly looking to help
> I have really enjoyed this group and hope that you do as well.
and are open to be helped. There are soooo many different methods of
meditation BUT they don't amount to a hill of beans if they don't
work for the practitioner. Something that helps this person might not
be suitable for the next practitioner. I hope that you are able to
find a teacher that will know your needs and be able to help you
>then - may I too remain to dispel the sufferings of the world. -
> Love to all,
> Marc Preston Moss
> As long as space remains, as long as living beings remain, until
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