15261Re: [Meditation Society of America] Beginning meditation
- Feb 20, 2007Thank you all for helping me out on this subject. I will try what
works best for me at this stage.
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>setting you in the right direction. ZJust like everything else IMHO,
> Here's a great article for beginners, I think it will a big in
practice is key. Realize that you'll lose focus but don't let it get
you frustrated and before you know it you will be able to almost
instantly get into a meditative state.
>hemisphere of the brain. The result of meditation is to remove the
> heres the link for the article.
> Marc Moss <jellybean0729@...> wrote:
> This meditation is accurate, but facilitates only the left
manifest forms of the belief that there is a separation in subject
and object; and this is so because one has become aware that they are
>overwhelmingly undisciplined. We believe that we are this, and that
> Checking out the "monkey mind' is seeing how the thoughts are
thing is that, so our left brain distinquishes what something is upon
analysis, and whatever conclusion we come to, our right hemisphere
then makes it a reality. We no longer investigate something and it's
the way it is until our left brain encounters a situation that proves
it to be wrong. Science asserted that penecillin was the "cure" for
many things...and today it doesn't seem to work like it once did.
>sympathetic system. The solar plexus is the center of this system. It
> The Right hemisphere is responsible for the limbic system, or the
radiates energy, and attracts things to it. Mind is subtle matter,
and once this matter is of a certain energy type, it will bring about
precisely what's been put into it. See every thing you've ever done
very well, without doubt in yourself. You consistently bring into
being and attract to you all the things that fufill what you seek!
Jesus said, "therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer,
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Examine:
>from his experience and knowledge (I will not assert his divinity
> I tell you - Jesus stands behind this statement. He is telling us
here, but as a sage of remarkable spiritual accomplishments; I think
more people can then be receptive to this analysis)
>specifically known or not; pretty broad! not just spiritual, but
> whatever - any or any one of a number of things whether
physical accomplishments and procurements as well
>spirit guide, God, Jesus, Buddhas, enlightened beings...or even just
> you ask for - To express a desire for; you have to ask your
yourself! "May I be free from illness"..."may I replace my old beat
>you pray. Meditation, concentration.
> in prayer - undistractedly focused on the object to whom or what
>been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given
> believe - to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has
situation. In other words, you should be able to visualize it crystal
clear!! The stronger the image in the left hemisphere, the more power
in the right hemisphere.
>the right hemisphere and 'feel' it.
> that you have received it - past tense; you should now send it to
>now will ripen to experience the perceptions of this appearance in
> and it will be yours - it will be made manifest, or your karma
your own life; this is not just a statement of one controversial
spiritual being, but this was taught by the Buddha in tantra;
Kabbalah, and other practices.
>world is simply due to the lack of witnessing for oneself. If it
> The denial that even thought can control or inspire the physical
can't be analyzed by the left brain, it can't be accepted by the
whole psych-physical being.
>process. Left by itself to simply focus on "nothing", the mind will
> Managing the wandering mind will be of value to the visualization
not progress with new material, but remain steadfast in its old
material. We should be trying to change the program. Don't get stuck
on the preliminaries; there is a deeper universe 'enfolded' within
the 'unfolded' world we think we see.
>then - may I too remain to dispel the sufferings of the world. -
> As long as space remains, as long as living beings remain, until
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