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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

Addictions of any kind are going to make everything more difficult. Pornography in particular involves very strong graphic imagery which is quite aggressive and violent a lot of the time. It's really ...
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Orgasm and Virya

Unless relatively deep/refined samadhi & tranquility have been developed, it is difficult to perceive the loss of energy & loss of mental clarity due to orgasm. Instead, to the undeveloped ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

Buddhism explains there are five hindrances/obstacles to improved focus & awareness: sensual desire ill-will sloth & torpor (lack of energy) restlessness & remorse doubt While ...
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Where does the Buddha talk about investigation of energy (offering him some relief while in physical pain)?

It's not investigation of energy, it's animitta samadhi that can relieve severe physical pain. SN 47.9: Etarahi kho panāhaṃ, ānanda, jiṇṇo vuddho mahallako addhagato vayoanuppatto. I’m now old, ...
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A wall of energy slammed me back during meditation? What was this?

If your breathing, body & mind are currently functioning normally, I would forget about it because your question is an example of 'attachment', which Buddhism teaches to let go of. Naturally, I ...
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Energy and diligence

For mental lethargy you can try the techniques to abandon sloth and torpor. To overcome physical lethargy you can do walking meditation with a quicker pace.
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Phsyical, emotional, mental, what is next?

Briefly speaking, Mahayana and especially Vajrayana schools assign utmost importance to energetic phenomena at the level of latent potentials, hidden relationships, and subtle influences. However, we ...
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How to develop energy, rapture, tranquility and immersion?

There's a whole samyutta dedicated to the description and analysis of the Bojjhanga in the Connected Discourses (see Bojjhanga Samyutta). Also check out Ven. Piyadassi's great "Seven Factors of ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

I'm not exactly one to give advice, but you have to remain passionate regarding your moral standing, especially in this time of goal-oriented ruthlessness. Not to stir a panic, but morality is a ...
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Increases in Physical Energy, Virya

The Kusita-Arambhavatthu Sutta (AN8.80) provides eight grounds for the arousal of energy. In the original Pali version, it appears that the word used is "viriya". "There are these eight grounds for ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

From what you describe, it sounds like you have not yet made a connection with the power of your intent. Also known as the power of your authentic being. It seems to me the boat of your attention is ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

I am assuming you are asking on ways to improve your mental wellbeing because you are dissatisfied with the state of your mind. It is about balance. The Buddha taught about the Middle Way and the ...
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Electric current during meditation

Don't play with yourself during meditation. You're wasting your time and I hear that you can go blind if you do it too often. Seriously, though, what you are experiencing is just your own internal ...
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Over control and energy dissipation

David, you've actually partly answered your question. You know the over-controlling has caused the energy loss. This is the opposite of proper meditation, which brings about more energy, and ...
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How to develop energy, rapture, tranquility and immersion?

This is such a good question! Each of these steps includes a further development of 'clarity', hence the first two steps - of mindfulness and investigation - to get this going. An inspiring source, ...
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What is this electric feeling

What is this? a sensation caused by kamma (action) What can I do with it? watch it coming and going, whether it last and might be worthy to go after it as refuge. A just "This has come into being"-...
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What is this electric feeling

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/piti-joy-rapture/2970 : "Pīti is a sense of joy or uplift that occurs during the course of meditation. It is best understood as an emotional response to the ...
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Are there detailed Buddhist teachings on/about energy (viriya)?

As I hear it daily, energy is the antidote to laziness: Furthermore, a mendicant lives with energy roused up for giving up unskillful qualities and gaining skillful qualities. They are strong, ...
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Are there detailed Buddhist teachings on/about energy (viriya)?

Energy in science is tejo, form, in Buddhism. The encouragement is indriya and bala in Buddhism. This is the method of jhāna meditation. It was used before the Buddha enlightened by jhāna ...
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Are there detailed Buddhist teachings on/about energy (viriya)?

Buddha's many life stories are about the teaching of energy. More information from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C4%ABrya
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Body energy and vibrations

In "Awareness Itself", Thanissaro Bhikkhu reported this from the life of his teacher Ajaan Fuang: A Bangkok magazine once carried the serialized autobiography of a lay meditator who used his ...
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