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How to cultivate sexual energy with Meditation?

Mr/ Mrs Jyo Soudagar - Ajay should not cultivate it, if he/she meditates, but should abandon it, when ever such comes along. Listen to or read, Mr/Mrs Jyo Soudagar - Ajay, what was said in the ...
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Why focus below your bellybutton in meditation?

Many types of meditation focus on the breath entering and leaving the body or moving through the body as a main object of meditation. In the tradition of meditation which I practice, (Mahasi Sayadaw ...
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How can I remedy the erratic energy-power that arises from vipassana aka cessation-contemplation meditation so I can feel more in-control?

You do not specify what sort of meditation you practice (saying vipassana or cessation-contemplation doesn't tell much), but Buddhist meditation shouldn't be a direct cause for "erratic energy-...
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How does one cultivate uplifted energy (paggaha)?

I think something is lost in translation here. It has been mentioned before that Thanissaro Bhikkhu sometimes is off the mark in his translations. If we look at some other translations of the Nimitta ...
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How does one cultivate uplifted energy (paggaha)?

From your quote, it sounds like the lack of uplifted energy is the hindrance of sloth and torpor, one of the five hindrances to practice. To quote Ajahn Brahmavamso: Sloth and torpor refers to that ...
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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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Where does the Buddha talk about investigation of energy (offering him some relief while in physical pain)?

I believe this might be the sutta in question. There may be other similar suttas. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrel Sanctuary. Now on that ...
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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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Working with cycles in meditation

Everyone experiences ebbs and flows, it is the natural biological cycle of the mind. However its impact varies from individual to individual, and can definitely be controlled. First, we need a good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remedy the erratic energy-power that arises from vipassana aka cessation-contemplation meditation so I can feel more in-control?

If you end up with more energy switch to developing concentration. Also you should look at calming the fabrications. In Anapana if you note the length of the breath, which nostril it is going and ...
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