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Some Questions

Post by Nothing » Fri May 11, 2018 5:33 pm

When I meditate, eyes open, after a short while, it's like my vision goes dark. Happens every time. It's not pitch dark, but it is dark to the point I can't really see anything.

Is this normal, any idea what it is?

Thanks all.

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Re: Some Questions

Post by Sam Vara » Fri May 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Yes, it's normal, or at least nothing to worry about. My guess is that it happens because you are no longer focusing on anything in your visual field, so it just gives up. In terms of the suttas, e.g. MN18, your eye remains, the visual forms remain, but the eye-consciousness is in temporary abeyance.

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Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sat May 12, 2018 2:24 am

agreed with sam,
with eye and forms there arises eye consciousness. the concurrence of these three is contact. craving stitches together eye and forms ignoring eye consciousness. same with the other senses. https://www.wisdompubs.org/landing/madhupindika-sutta
seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/The-Miracle-of-Contact_Rev-0_6.pdf
craving stitches together contact and the arising of contact ignoring the cessation of contact
http://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/pts ... re.pts.htm
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Re: Some Questions

Post by justindesilva » Sat May 12, 2018 8:17 am

The same question can arise with ear consciouness during meditation. While listening to a subject of meditation ( say rustling of the wind against leaves of a tree) one may loose the subjective sound. It is similar to the darkness in visual consciouness.

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Re: Some Questions

Post by BasementBuddhist » Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm

you're fine, enjoy your meditation and try not to nitpick it so much. Just keep with it and see where things take you. :namaste:

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Re: Some Questions

Post by Nothing » Mon May 14, 2018 5:41 pm

Thank you all for the advice

Much appreciated

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Re: Some Questions

Post by Nothing » Sun May 20, 2018 2:29 pm

What is the Akashic field, is it real?

I'm watching a programme that talks about the Akashic field, and how it's a repository of information that surrounds us and we can access it via meditation. Apparently, it exists and it's being scientifically researched.

Anyone know anything about this?

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Re: Some Questions

Post by paul » Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 pm

akasa: space

Limited space belongs to derived corporality (the space between objects) and it is an object of kasina meditation.
Endless space is the object of the first immaterial absorption, the sphere of boundless space.
Theravada recognizes only Nibbana as an unconditioned element.—-adapted from "Buddhist Dictionary", Nyanatiloka.

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