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16576Re: [Meditation Society of America] Relaxing and Clearing the Mind

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Mar 18, 2009
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Sandeep <sandeep1960@...> wrote:
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      >
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      > vdorough555 wrote:
      > >
      > > I am new to meditation, and find the concept of revealing my real self
      > > very calming and peaceful. I have always had a "busy" mind throughout
      > > my life,
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > /*Do you ever have a mind?
      >
      > Or the "busy-ness"......aka a collation of racing thoughts......
      >
      > ......infer a container of this activity, popularly named as the mind.
      > */
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      > > and I'm finding it quite a challenge to calm and clear the mind during
      > > meditation.
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > /*Indeed.
      >
      > "To calm" and "to clear" are once again thoughts.
      >
      > To try and erase thoughts with thoughts......is a bit of an oxymoron,
      > isn't it.*/
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      >
      > > Can anyone share any ideas or techniques on achieving deeper
      > > concentration and focus? I am open to all concepts!
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > /*Observe the breathing.
      >
      > Look at the in-coming breath.
      >
      > See till what point it travels......... inside.
      >
      > At the point, when it repents(turns).........to become the out-going
      > breath....
      >
      > ......remain at the point...
      >
      > And remaining at that point...........keep on observing............. the
      > inflow and outflow of breath.
      >
      > Observe, the movement..........the rhythm.......... the dance of
      > pulsation........... which throws up a display of life...
      >
      > ..... which seeming appears to exist, seemingly appears to be so real, so
      > concrete.
      >
      > The seemingly appearing to exist-Life....
      >
      > ...... in which the notion to calm and clear the mind ....
      >
      > ....appears to be a desirable objective.
      >
      >
      > */
      >

      Simply irresistible.
      Beautifully simple.
      Notice the breath.
      Fade to silence.

      Extraordinary use
      of the word 'repent'.

      Jeff
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