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    ... From: medit8ionsociety To: Sent: 02 October, 2002 10:39 AM Subject: [Meditation
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      From: "medit8ionsociety" <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      To: <meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: 02 October, 2002 10:39 AM
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Test Mail/Meditation class


      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Tony" <tosime@b...> wrote:
      > > Hi Bob,
      > Could we get more details of the meditation class? The subject
      > matter looked fascinating (even just a line for each will do):
      > > - Neti-Neti - this is expounded on nicely in our first sample
      > issue of The Inner traveler in the feature article titled How To Stop
      > Obsessing. If anyone is interested, email me and I'll send you the
      > URL for this issue.
      > > - Moha - This can be found on Meditation Station, Concepts of
      > Meditation Section
      > > - The 7 levels of consciousness/humanity
      > Level 1 - Primarily physically reactive
      > Level 2 - Primarily emotionally reactive
      > Level 3 - Primarily intellectually reactive
      > Level 4 - Able to balance the reactivity - the start of being able to
      > act
      > Level 5 - Able to act and receiving "higher" energy
      > Level 6 - Direct conduit for higher energy - a perfect receiver and
      > transmitter of divine energy
      > Level 7 - God come to earth - unimaginable to us humans on "lower"
      > levels
      > > - Being well balanced see Level #4
      > > - Awareness of physical, emotional, and mental reactivity - see
      > levels #4 and 5
      > > - The 3 types of actions - nicely dealt with in the feature
      > article of The Inner Traveler #1's featured article, Relief From
      > Suffering, and also in meditation technique #107, Ahimsa, on
      > Meditation Station
      > > - The Witness - referred to in the majority of our meditation
      > techniques and concepts
      > > - Other concepts
      > > - Dual Body Part Awareness (2 versions)- guided meditations that
      > bring awareness to different parts of the body. The first focus's on
      > different sides of the body and different body parts, like the right
      > palm and the sole of your left foot (BTW, the Witness is the
      > awareness that is silently everpresent and aware of these body parts,
      > your emotions and thoughts about them, and witnesses your life as it
      > takes place). The 2nd version involves paying attention, Witnessing,
      > the dual (left and right) same body parts, like both ears (which
      > right this second, and always, are hearing different sounds - aren't
      > they?), or your left and right nares (nostrils) (which right now are
      > inhaling and exhaling different quantities of oxygen - aren't they?),
      > and so on. This one ends with awareness of the heart which unifies
      > all the body parts. Both versions cause the hemispheres of the brain
      > to be well balanced.
      > > - Letting Go Of Guilt and Forgiving - see meditation #73 and also
      > on our Guided Meditation CD
      > > - Nuances of breath awareness - primarily the ability of the
      > breath to take you back to the Now, when (and only when) reality takes
      > place, and using this as an anchor to come back to when you Witness
      > your mind wandering in meditation.
      > > - Advantageous posture - straight spine, neck and head straight
      > above, everywhere free of tension.
      > > - Quieting the mind, emotions, and body to prepare for
      > meditation.- actually commanding the mind to not chatter, the
      > emotions to remain calm, and the body not to itch, twitch, and so on.
      > >
      > > Thanks...Tony
      > Of course, there's nothing like first hand experience, but I hope
      > this answers you query to a good degree.
      > Peace and blessings,
      > Bob
      >
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