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one minute per day maybe
    #4480277 - 08/01/05 10:02 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

When I was in my teens and early twenties, before ?true love? ?jobs? and responsibility?, ahemmm, I was a spiritual ascetic ? a student mystic of sorts, avoiding clubs and games, and attending whatever lectures and reading what ever I could about Buddhist meditation.

In a way I was a good meditator, but it was so hard to get it right: I could do the concentrating and the integration with the breath, I could do the jhana work, the chakkra work, the yoga and the going backwards through the day. My teacher(s) was never satisfied with my reports.

It seemed to me that the best part of the meditation was happening just before the end of any session. I.e. the 44th minute of 45 minutes would be fantastically joyful, never quite worth the trouble of the other 43, and by 45 minutes I was a flurry of ?normalcy? again.

I am glad I kept at it though, and would do it again in a minute.


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Re: one minute per day maybe [Re: redgreenvines]
    #4480318 - 08/01/05 10:29 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

and would do it again in a minute.
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But just that last minute. Right? :grin:


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Re: one minute per day maybe [Re: redgreenvines]
    #4480352 - 08/01/05 10:55 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

> My teacher(s) was never satisfied with my reports.

*smile*


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Re: one minute per day maybe [Re: Seuss]
    #4483134 - 08/02/05 12:05 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I hear you. I have meditated for 25 plus years and still, often my mind is a jumble for maybe fourty minutes to an hour and then it clears and the light and bliss comes through for a few minutes and as you say it's worth the time spent.


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Re: one minute per day maybe [Re: eve69]
    #4483562 - 08/02/05 01:18 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I don't meditate much sitting down and being still. I appreciate long walks/bike rides, quiet nature near the lake forest and asking God for a bit of wisdom. I question lots of things and its great to get a sense of enlightenment or relief from those walks.


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Re: one minute per day maybe [Re: PuZuZu]
    #4484357 - 08/02/05 07:01 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

lying down is excellent
standing is fine
and walking in nature is divine
(hellish is also divine but different)


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Re: one minute per day maybe [Re: redgreenvines]
    #4484477 - 08/02/05 09:04 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

hellish is also divine but different)



:grin: :thumbup:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


Edited by Icelander (08/02/05 09:04 AM)


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