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It's faster mind because of the simple meditation. Normally, people live their lives switching with sleeping mind rapidly, more than trillion times per sec. The sleeping minds will arise lesser after the collective meditation power is better because the stronger minds are creating the very better physical body if no stronger past unwholesome karma to effect ...


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Everyone’s answers on here are speculative at best (though @Codosaur does offer some useful information that is scientifically grounded). The truth is, it probably doesn’t mean anything at all. That said, the mind is a potent machine, and you would do well to be wary of any experience that is overly unpleasant and/or dramatically pleasurable or “spiritual”....


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Scientific research has linked this to occipital brain wave activity during meditation. At these frequencies, the occipital lobe is stimulated in a way similar to the REM phase of sleep (which is when we dream). It is completely natural and normal for this to occur. Just like images arising during dreams, they have no special significance. See here for ...


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It is normal to have some "hallucinations" and is akin to a movie scene or a song coming to mind due to past giving of attention. As one is relaxed one's concentration is stronger than usual and it then upholds these unordinary states of percipience. If one is successful in relaxing & stilling then one will eventually perceive subtle feelings, ...


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Images arising are just subtler distractions than outright thoughts. You should try to increase your skill, so you are not pulled off your chosen object of fixation Later, when you no longer deviate off or away from your object for even a moment over the course of 30 minutes, you will need to learn to keep your sustained attention - not just uninterrupted ...


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Does nirodha samapatti aka saññā-vedayita-nirodha refer to a super trance-like state beyond the 8th jhana in which the practitioner becomes completely unconscious without any mental activity (like what the commentary above suggests) with cessation of ALL perception and feeling? Yes. Or does nirodha samapatti aka saññā-vedayita-nirodha refer to Nibbana-...


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In short, does nirodha samapatti aka saññā-vedayita-nirodha mean cessation of ALL perception and feeling, or only clinging to perception and feeling? Perhaps it's helpful to remember that cessation of dukkha is the goal. A "trace-like state" implies to me a disconnection from reality, a non-responsiveness. I wonder if instead, or more specifically, ...


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Does nirodha samapatti aka saññā-vedayita-nirodha refer to a super trance-like state beyond the 8th jhana in which the practitioner becomes completely unconscious without any mental activity (like what the commentary above suggests) with cessation of ALL perception and feeling? I think the question can be framed like they did in the sutta. Then Ven. Ananda ...


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