• “In the Buddhist cosmology, as in the ancient Indian cosmology, the world has no beginning nor end and is cyclical (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_cosmology#Temporal_cosmology). There are periods when the last Buddha’s teachings are lost. If you are born during such a period, you are out of luck… (ht…[Read more]

  • Hello,

    Dcurtis, i am extremely interested to know about your progress. Simply because what you wrote could very well be written by me! Falling from 3 to 2. Physical tension increase. Wow, i am experiecing the very same despite practicing for at least 3-4 hours per day. It’s frustating. I can’t even check in, i forget about it.

  • So, to develop our peripheral awareness, we can simply do walking meditation. How about step 1 of the preparatory phase, can it used to develop it as well?

    This is confusing, sometimes i think we have turn on a secondary antenna for peripheral awareness. You say, we just need to NOT block it. Well, how could we block it if we wanted?…[Read more]

  • Filipe replied to the topic Zooming in too much in the forum Meditation 5 years, 3 months ago

    Ok,I didn’t pass the first milestone yet for good tough. But good to know in advance. Sometimes i have emotional stories on mh mind, but that one was a real past event.

  • Filipe replied to the topic Zooming in too much in the forum Meditation 5 years, 3 months ago

    Ok Blake, i will read those.

    Now i’m kind of surprised one can focus on emotions for meditation object. Doesn’t focusing on them, will make them too “center stage” for emotional equanimity?

  • Filipe replied to the topic Zooming in too much in the forum Meditation 5 years, 3 months ago

    Sorry for the late reply, but i haven’t received an email about your reply.

    On that stage 4 session, no way for me to stop the emotional stuff from dominating my attention. It was too strong. I actually wonder what to do with the stuff that arises. Are they “warnings” for me, to “fix” those matters or purification will take place automatically?…[Read more]

  • I created this topic because i was highjacking Adrian’s one. My apologies.

    Well Blake, continuing on the matter of zooming in, there must be some irony on this, because just today, my nose was attracting my attention like a magnet, to the point where i didn’t even do the 4 step preparation. So i thought, this is going to be my best session…[Read more]

  • Ted, many thanks for the clarification once again.

    For me, i definitely had/still having insights from meditation in the early stages. The biggest one being aware of the monkey mind that pushes me away from what i really want to do. Being aware that quite probably, this drunk monkey works the entire day. He’s on the driver’s seat. Making me…[Read more]

  • Thanks Aniannie and Ted, i have been clarified. While i know that too much craving is bad, i also know that i don’t want to stare a wall and die of starvation to use Ted’s term. My goal is too live more, not in a sense of “party” more, but live without the ego restraints or own foot shooting.

    Now i’m still confused about a possible interaction…[Read more]

  • “I would suggest you are zooming in and focusing too closely on the breath which makes it very difficult to stabilize attention. You want to take a mental step back and zoom out slightly so that your attention is centered on the breath, and you are still aware of other things in the background or alternating with the meditation object.”

    Wow, i…[Read more]

  • Hello all,

    First of all, i want to say english is not my main language so i might use the wrong words/terms. My apologies if something sounds bad.

    Secondly, thanks for the forum hosts for having a forum dedicated to TMI. Even tough the book explains alot and that alone is great, some stuff still remains a bit unclear for me. I’m in a state of…[Read more]

  • Filipe‘s profile was updated 5 years, 3 months ago