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In the following suttas, it was recorded that the Buddha sat in unbroken meditation for seven days, before emerging. This occurred right after he became fully enlightened. I have heard that on one occasion, the Blessed One was staying at Uruvelā on the bank of the Nerañjarā River at the root of the Bodhi tree — the tree of awakening — newly awakened. And on ...


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This is exactly a common behaviour during practice. There are certain ways you could identify this These thoughts originated from a deep level of yours (chilhood/dark) Your defilment has become less during that day/week/time (If you didn't do unique or something memorable on that day as Vinyana hasn't stored much) Your defilement had actually become less (...


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Your guess answers your question. When we mediatate you already know that there are two sides. One side you will be discouraged and make you you to doubt (Sakhaya) about the method you are follwing. The other side will motivate you to stick to your method and not to open your eyes till your goal. As @cgtk mentions, everything you feel ,see is a hint, sign ...


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When I went to my first Vipassana retreat I could attain to a much more subtle level of mind/jhanas than I usually was able to sitting at home, but when I went back home to practice I could no longer get jhana or even reach access concentration. I don't even practice that style of Vipassana now. Did I find it a waste of time? Certainly not. The mind goes ...


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Nimitta In the grand scheme of things its not particularly important, but it can serve as a sign to tell you that you have attained to a certain level of concentration. Past a certain point, the light doesn't flicker, its persistent and extremely blinding. What to do when nimitta arises really depends on your practice and what you are trying to accomplish. ...


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