Re: music with meditation
- --- In email@example.com, "Nina"
> Salut!devi: if i understand vipassana meditation correctly...Silence..is
> I was wondering if anyone plays
> music during meditation and why...
> There is a local Vipassana meditation
> class where the teacher plays music
> during the meditation. In the past, it
> has generally been asian-influenced
> etheric music, but last night it was
> Japanese flutes and clapper music
> with definite melodies. I don't understand
> why someone would add 'ambience' to
> a practice that would have found a perfectly
> appropriate accompaniment in the already
> present sounds of crickets, distant traffic,
> rumbly-humming furnace, the high-pitched song
> of the lighting, shiftings and stirrings
> of our colleagues, one's own breathing, pulses,
> and creaking joints.
> Anyway, I wonder if there is some aspect of
> Vipassana meditation that would lead one to
> use music during meditation, some aspect I
> don't know about... anyone know?
the key to getting enlightenend..i would think that any sounds coming
from a box etc...would be for beginners so they have something to
focus on other than the ramblings of a mind or to keep from getting
bored...also it might be a tool to strengthen the mind or
consciousess or awareness to get beyond sound...
- Thanks to Gene, SG, devi, Sarojini, and Sandy for your
replies to my question about the use of music during
meditation. It has helped me gain a wider perspective
of what might be motivating its use. At any rate, SG,
yes, I will ask the teacher of that class the next
time I see him...