I have to thank you for putting this all in one thread…
This stuff is awesome.. great post(s). thanks.
freaking killer post!!!!
Meditation technique of perception
It took me away.
“To understand the misery and confusion that exist within ourselves, and so in the world, we must first find clarity within ourselves, and that clarity comes about through right thinking.
There are only two types of people: one, who escape from their loneliness
Only a man himself can be the master of himself: who else from outside could be his master?
Nobody can come inside yourself. You are alone in there, there is only you, therefore where else can be the master. You are the master, the mind is your servant. Make sure the servant is not playing the role of the master, if it does then you are in trouble. Meditation helps you to put the servant back to its place. When the master and the servant are playing their respective role then there is harmony, there is peace.
Bullshit” is a far better word than “rationalization”, but they mean the same. “Rationalization” is a clinical word – a word to be used by the professor; “bullshit” is more alive. “Rationalization” is bloodless; “bullshit” is very young, alive and kicking. But the meaning is the same; they are not different things.
The culture society was organizing a group to be comprised strictly of virgins, when a young lady carrying a baby appeared.
“Rationalization” is a philosophical term. “Bullshit” comes from the ordinary man, from the masses, people who live on the earth, with the earth, whose hands are muddy. The word “bullshit” is also muddy as it is being used by people who are working and living the ordinary life. It does not come from the ivory towers of a university. And it is more authentic, it says much more than “rationalization.” Words that are coined by professors are always anemic. They are dead words – clinical, but do not say much; rather than saying, they hide. Let me say it in this way, the very word “rationalization” is a rationalization: it is being used to avoid the word “bullshit.”
Down the centuries it has been experienced again and again, that if in a village of one thousand people even one person is a real meditator, the whole quality of the village changes.
Thank you so much for going out on a limb and posting those.. you haveno idea how timely it was for me..
Im guessing you know how powerful that meditation is.. ive never in my life experienced anything like that, sober.
YESSSSS, Meditation overload is exactly what I need. Although I have been practicing for over a year (not consistently though), it is still hard sometimes. Thanks!
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation, if done on a regular basis, can do wonders for you. Here are some basic benefits which you will draw by regular meditation .
(1) Meditation makes us aware of the fact that we are intelligent.
Something more on it:-
Here are some famous quotes of Albert Einstein. Here he has talked about those special people who use their intelligence instead of submitting to prejudices of their social environments.
“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”
“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
Now just think for a moment:
When does a man see with his own eye and feel with his own hearts.
And when does a man do not submit himself to the hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence?
Its only when he recognize that his true identity is free from any kind of prejudice or bias. When he realize the presence of the same consciousness of self in everybody. It’s only after realization of self, that we find the presence of one divinity in everybody.
Meditation will brings the above mentioned qualities in you. All kind of prejudices, vanity, hatred, jealousy and pre-conceived notions have their origins in mind. But when in meditation, we transcend the mind and contact this higher entity ‘self’ we realize the calm and serenity of a focused and peaceful mind. When you meditate, you recognize that being ‘more knowledgeable’ and being ‘intelligent’ are two different thing. Once the feeling of an all pervading self comes in you, You will start seeing with your own eyes and feel with your own hearts instead of allowing others to make opinions and decision for you..
(2) The foundation of self awareness that meditation provides is useful in many areas. It shows us how to focus on the present moment and stop worrying about future or past. It teaches us how to be in control of mind and emotions instead of the other way around.
(3) It develops insight into the unconscious causal connections between thoughts, attitudes, perceptions, feelings, body states, and behaviors. When you meditate, slowly you start recognizing even the most subtle fluctuations of your emotions and thoughts. This results in a better understanding and control of mind and body.
(4) Your attitude towards life will change. You will learn how to be more appreciative for good deeds of others. You will start enjoying little moments happiness that life provides us everyday.
(5) You will be able to see the larger picture of things instead of small day to day problems.
(6) Meditation helps us accept the things as they are not as we desire them to be. We become content with what we have. The negative feelings of jealousy, hatred, greed, anger, frustration, anxiety and failures start disappearing from our personality.
(7) You will be more understanding towards others.
(8) You will start ignoring petty issues that consumed much of your energy.
(9) Shall I get Enlightenment ?: I don’t promise you an enlightenment (‘Moksha’ or the state of Nirvana). Enlightenment or the state of no-desire (Nirvana) is often considered as the ultimate and eventual outcome of Meditation. A really interested & dedicated person who is ready to delve into to deepest nuance of subject may reach the state of ‘no desires’ . But for common people like us it is neither necessary nor desirable to expect such a highest state of being. Theoretically, Moksha or the state when all kind of materialistic desires cease and one attains liberation from bond of death and birth, can be attained by anybody. However, most of us are so much entangled in our day-to-day existential life that the possibility of any of us desiring a ‘desire-less state ‘ is remote. Moreover the very process of wanting anything ( including Moksha) implies that there is a desire in us for this !
Forget about enlightenment. Just meditate. All benefits will follow on their own.
(10) Your inner ability to solve complex problems will increase.
(11) It is a healthy way to handle stress. Meditation lowers hypertension and high blood pressure while slowing heart rate and quickening recovery time.
12.) Meditation increases concentration, self-esteem, spontaneity, creativity, and depth of awareness.
Well there are many more things that I can say on benefits of meditation. However, as the wisdom says that it is always better to ‘know and feel’ than to ‘listen and read’. Meditate and see for yourself whether it is worth a try or not.
Having learnt the benefits of meditation, let us learn why many people can’t meditate despite trying it seriously.
The TES Hypothesis
It is a mind that is unprejudiced by religion, philosophy, and cultural conditioning. It is going naked in the stars.
@cosmicplur, The time a person needs to spend in formal meditation sessions to gain maximum benefit depends on ever-changing individual circumstances. If you are meditating with a group, you will gain from the group energy and go further with less effort. If you are fortunate enough to be living close to an enlightened teacher, you may be able to absorb some of his high energy without any effort at all. If you are meditating alone, without support from others, then you will have to do all the heavy lifting yourself.
If you just wish to become more relaxed and take the hard edge off of life, one or two fifteen minute sitting meditation sessions a day will certainly help you. For those who really want to explore the inner worlds to the fullest, my general recommendation is that a single forty minute meditation session practiced every day is a minimum effort, and scientists have found that amount of meditation is enough to physically enlarge portions of the brain involved in awareness. A specific recommendation for young, physically fit beginners would be to practice Cathartic Dancing Meditation in the morning and one of the quiet sitting meditations at night.
It is of paramount importance to practice mindfulness throughout the day. To be of any real value, meditation must become a full-time way of living rather than a strictly segregated activity. Choose methods that make you feel more positive. Meditation should be a form of cosmic hedonism, not a penance one must perform as an obligation.
@radena11, If you do not do methods you will never develop any inner power. Meditation methods put direct pressure on the false self, the ego. If you continue patient practice at some point that false self will implode under the pressure, without warning and without apparent and obvious method. 99.99% of people who drop methods stop far too soon, thus bringing their progress to an early end.
On and on and on and on. How long did it take you to copy and paste all of this to your meditation/consciousness hard drive? Everything here you practice? It is indeed some pretty interesting stuff, even though I have yet to digest it all. It is our own little book of all the pop philosophers quotes of our time mixed with the basic techniques of meditation. Thanks for the mindfulness and the easy access to the practice of meditation and expanding the overall horizon for further understanding consciousness~ Tis the shit! Overall, extremely enlightening post.
@kkylekittell24, I claim this little thread as my own “little oasis”. Over the years I have honed and refined my threads to the point where I feel confident they are indeed “fingers pointing to the moon”. They’re actually not quite as humongous as they used to be and I’m sure you will find them quite useful. Ultimately we must all take up our own indivdual practice..and save the discussion about what happens, for later…
Great man thanks for the information highway! Peace to you and your future practices.
The new man I talk about and the new humanity, will not be Eastern or Western.
Gautama the Buddha has said meditation is the lion’s roar, because it is an explosion. It is the explosion of your consciousness which is far deeper, far more vast than any atomic explosion can ever be.
Yes, there is a difference between these two explosions. The atomic explosion is , destructive, but the explosion that happens in consciousness through meditation is inevitably creative.
It is a lion’s roar because the moment a man knows the deepest experience of his being – that’s what meditation is all about – he becomes fearless, because he knows there is no death anymore; he is eternal.
It is a lion’s roar because now nobody can enslave him. Yes, you can kill him but you cannot enslave him, you cannot kill his soul. You can imprison his body but not his being; now he now knows freedom, and freedom cannot be taken away. It releases immense courage. He can fight with the whole world.
In fact all the great meditators have been fighting with this stupid world, all alone, single-handedly. Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Kabir – down the ages the meditator has stood there fighting the whole collective stupidity of humanity. He has been butchered, crucified, killed, poisoned, but that makes no difference.
Whenever a man attains to meditation, the lion’s roar explodes, Again there is one,
When you try to possess, your power becomes invested in meaningless things. When you desire, your power becomes desire and desires are infinite. Each desire becomes a leakage of your power.
Instructions on timing, place and postures in Meditation:
Very short summary
1. The premise: Consciousness is all there is. Another word for Consciousness is the impersonal, yet intimate, I.
2. The conclusions:
I am not an object or entity.
3. The practice: Don’t believe this–look and see it for yourself!
“I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says, “I am everything”. Wisdom says, “I am nothing”. Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both.”
The Brain Jockey Club
Know yourself before you die! – the Brain Jockey Club motto
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