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  • sean tremblay
    And How!! ... From: medit8ionsociety Subject: [Meditation Society of America] The Hardest Meditation Techniques To:
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 8, 2009
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      And How!!

      --- On Sat, 8/8/09, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      From: medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] The Hardest Meditation Techniques
      To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, August 8, 2009, 9:13 AM

       
      Back in the 60's and 70's many people came to
      know first hand that taking drugs was
      a very hard way to evolve in consciousness.
      The psychedelic drugs would reveal previously
      unknown perceptions of reality, and that may
      be perceived as being "good" (good being
      defined as those things which bring or
      maintain your peace), but then the drugs
      would take you away from your peace by
      thrusting you from here to there without your
      having control. Of course, our senses, minds,
      and emotions do this all the time, but at a
      pace where, with meditative/yogic/ spiritual/ etc
      training, we can have some degree of self-control
      and stop the flow of changes and redirect our
      attention elsewhere if we deem it appropriate.
      LSD, peyote, etc take this ability away unless we
      become very familiar with their activity and if
      we have a "Guide" (inner or outer) to lead us
      through the turbulence. This makes drug-use one
      of the most challenging types of Meditation or Yoga.

      During the many classes we shared in adult education
      classes we found one technique the "hardest". This
      was simply to refrain from voicing negativity in
      any way for an hour. And if you succeeded, try it
      for longer and longer periods of time. If this seems
      easy (or just for a revealing understanding of what
      you habitually do), try it yourself. It's not only "hard",
      but very educational!
      Peace and blessings,
      Bob


    • Sandeep
      /*Hi Bob, The really difficult meditation is to see responses, actions arising out of an identification with this spectacle..... .....aka obligations,
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 9, 2009
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        Hi Bob,

        The really difficult meditation is to see responses, actions arising out of an identification with this spectacle.....

        .....aka obligations, responsibilities, conforming to societal norms, and the consequent results, impacts.....

        .......both the good and the bad ....

        ... the whole enchilada.......

        .....and know that all along  the whole enchilada is a mere spectacle...

        ..... while the spectacle is getting played out exactly as it does.



        For example ....to be a parent....... with the entirety of what parenthood entails..........while knowing that it's all puff.

        In the midst of the impositions of the market place........to be the serenity of a mountain top seat.



        ..

         



        medit8ionsociety wrote:
         

        Back in the 60's and 70's many people came to
        know first hand that taking drugs was
        a very hard way to evolve in consciousness.
        The psychedelic drugs would reveal previously
        unknown perceptions of reality, and that may
        be perceived as being "good" (good being
        defined as those things which bring or
        maintain your peace), but then the drugs
        would take you away from your peace by
        thrusting you from here to there without your
        having control. Of course, our senses, minds,
        and emotions do this all the time, but at a
        pace where, with meditative/yogic/ spiritual/ etc
        training, we can have some degree of self-control
        and stop the flow of changes and redirect our
        attention elsewhere if we deem it appropriate.
        LSD, peyote, etc take this ability away unless we
        become very familiar with their activity and if
        we have a "Guide" (inner or outer) to lead us
        through the turbulence. This makes drug-use one
        of the most challenging types of Meditation or Yoga.

        During the many classes we shared in adult education
        classes we found one technique the "hardest". This
        was simply to refrain from voicing negativity in
        any way for an hour. And if you succeeded, try it
        for longer and longer periods of time. If this seems
        easy (or just for a revealing understanding of what
        you habitually do), try it yourself. It's not only "hard",
        but very educational!
        Peace and blessings,
        Bob

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