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Here we have a prime example of how attachment can lead to dukha (suffering). In this instance, you are attached to a certain self-image, and insulting behavior by in others is attacking that image. If you can bear in mind that we live in an a world of delusion, of impermanence, and if you are able to be more flexible in terms of your image of yourself, ...


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Yeah, you could probably make that happen. What you’re looking for is a sense sensation that has some stability. Visually, you would use something like a kasina, but I see no reason why a sound kasina couldn’t also work provided that you’re diligent about it. As to what this sound kasina would be made up of, you’d want something that was consistently ...


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I don't think it really matters. When I meditate, sometimes I hear a car passing or a bird singing or a child laughing in the distance; sometimes I hear a scrap of music in my head, dredged up from some distant memory; sometimes I hear the sound of my breathing, or my heart beating, or the creak of a joint as my body settles. These are just sounds, of no ...


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Yes in a video ajahn brahm said that ajahn chah went into such a room. I think he said there was nothing special according to ajahn Chah. The video was some Q&A, but you can ask for more on his forum https://bswa.org/forum/


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This could happen if you change your breathing pattern hence cutting off oxygen. As long as you breathe naturally there will be no issues. In meditation, you are not support to hold your breath but to test your lungs you could try hold your breath for 10 seconds. If you cough or get any discomfort then it is best to get in touch with a doctor.


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It's funny that everyone is so upset by this virus. Did you know that atmospheric pollution kills 9 millions people each year, and harms the quality of life or billions of beings? Yet nobody lifted a finger. Not to mention that our beautiful planet, and all its ressources, was going down the drain at fast pace. So to come back to the question, i will give a ...


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Metta meditation in times like this might help if I am to speculate, as it generates much positive karma. But there is not definitive that the positive collective karma generated might specifically help with Coronavirus situation as karmic consequences are only truly understood by a Buddha. Nevertheless, if many people can do Metta meditation there will be ...


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There needs to be a stricter formal policy against magical-thinking types of questions; they tend to get voted down into oblivion, on a know-one-when-I-see-one basis, but that doesn't really explain to people why their questions were banned. All the health-wealth-sex-love-fame-and-success questions seem to be designed to attract only crank answers; and ...


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One cannot avoid contact (described below) hence one cannot ignore the sense doors totally: Cha Chakka Sutta (Samuday’atthaṅgama) Loka Sutta What one can do it to ensure any contact (described above) does not result in craving and break the above progression of events at feeling. This can be achieved through meditation. See Food and other cravings, and ...


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...to build a degree of resistance to the virus through extended hours of meditation whilst in lockdown at home and also to encourage others to do so? Actually scientific research on meditation does prove that it reduces stress level and the Cortisol stress hormone, hence giving a boost to one's own immune system. But with that said, during lockdown, one ...


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Do not rush out trying to find a teacher. When you are ready the teacher will find you. Let the Buddha be your teacher and the Dharma be your medicine. When you do go to the center consider them as Sangha and learn how to engage them and see what you can learn. Be mindful of your own expectations and excitement for what that meeting will be like. It is ...


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It's impossible to lose consciousness through meditation in the way you're describing. Your reptilian brain simply won't allow you to not breath for any length of time. Just let go. Don't force your breath. Your body is going to take what air it needs. What you are running into right now is a mental obstacle, not a physical one. Your body/mind is ...


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Just before the nimitta appears, a lot of yogis encounter difficulties. Mostly they find that the breath becomes very subtle and unclear; they may think the breath has stopped. If this happens, you should keep your awareness where you last noticed the breath, and wait for it there. A dead person, a foetus in the womb, a drowned person, an ...


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How do i avoid this and not lose concentration Some instructions suggest that concentration is developed gradually -- for example the article Calm Abiding describes three stages, starting "with external support" and then "internal support" etc. Instructions don't tell you to stop breathing. Some instructions tell you to be aware of the breath -- notice ...


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You might be concentrating too hard, causing stress in your forehead.


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It is difficult to answer your question due to not many facts. However, the impression is you are suppressing your mind or pushing your forehead down into your body; making your mind & forehead/forebrain rigidly still; and, at the same time, pushing your air/breath/outbreathes out; clenching your jaw & emptying the lungs & nostrils of breath. ...


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Due to ones past store of conditioning one gets different experiences. The main thing is not to attach too much importance to these experiences as thinking about it will be a distraction main task at hand which is the meditation and also perhaps a source of attachment or aversion on how you react to it which is also decremental to meditation.


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For day to day activities the ideal is: SN35.95:10.1: “In that case, when it comes to things that are to be seen, heard, thought, and known: in the seen will be merely the seen; in the heard will be merely the heard; in the thought will be merely the thought; in the known will be merely the known. But this is also quite difficult, since day to day ...


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