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This doesn't answer your question ... but perhaps what you're asking might be independent of "mental illness", in which case advice for you -- about "following the 8 fold path" -- might be the same for you as for everyone. I'm not sure whether (or which) "mental illness" is an issue at the moment, given that you say it is well ...


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Please check with your doctor on whether you could attempt any meditation while on treatment. Answers that you get from this site does not substitute or supersede professional medical advice. Firstly, you should try to observe the five precepts. This is the foundation to virtue, and to all other practices. Secondly, you can try "A Guided Meditation"...


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A while ago, i wrote this as an answer to a similar question. I suspect you are struggling with something a bit different than the poster from that previous question, but i hope that answer can shed some light regarding the mind-altering aspect. I don't know how your particular medication is expected to work, but giving some thought on whether you'd have an ...


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Here's the canonical answer: In this way he dwells contemplating feelings in feelings internally, or dwells contemplating feelings in feelings externally, or dwells contemplating feelings in feelings [both] internally and externally; or dwells contemplating in feelings [their] nature of arising, or dwells contemplating in feelings [their] nature of ...


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You can and should practice mindfulness of feelings [sensations] You should also develop perception of drawbacks; And what is the perception of drawbacks? It’s when a mendicant has gone to a wilderness, or to the root of a tree, or to an empty hut, and reflects like this: ‘This body has much suffering and many drawbacks. For this body is beset with many ...


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As meditators, our job is to be aware or knowing as much as we can through out our daily life. And like it or not, we can't live our lives without fabricating. Right now, as you read this, your cognitive mind is fabricating. Otherwise, you can't understand these words. However, I understand how fabrication can lead to a lot of problems. So what can we do? ...


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