Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

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Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Post by Twilight » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:55 am

No, do not use it as a meditation object or it will increase. Do not focus on it. This is medical advice I am giving not meditation advice. This is what medics say and it is normal to be so.
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Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Post by Digity » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:49 am

Yeah, I agree. Best to practice ignoring it, blocking it out. That's why I run the fan when I sleep to create white noise so I don't notice it. If I laid in bed focusing on it that'd be a bad idea.

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Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:53 am

My tinnitus has not improved at all.
Even when I write this I can hear it very loud and clear but it does not bother me at all.
It is just another noise for me.
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Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Post by Digity » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:06 am

SarathW wrote:My tinnitus has not improved at all.
Even when I write this I can hear it very loud and clear but it does not bother me at all.
It is just another noise for me.
Actually, I don't think mine has really improved. What's improved is my reaction to it. I've just learned to ignore it.

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Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Post by Twilight » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:19 am

If one constantly pays attention to it or worse, intentionally focus on it for long period of time, then one will become more sensitive to it and notice it better. This is why it is not recommended to pay attention to pain for example, and same is with tinitus. By the way, I have it too. It's pretty common.
You'll have a better chance finding a moderate rebel in Ildib than finding a buddhist who ever changed his views. Views are there to be clung to. They are there to be defended with all one's might. Whatever clinging one will removed in regards to sense pleasures by practicing the path - that should be compensated with increased clinging to views. This is the fundamental balance of the noble 8thfold path. The yin and yang.
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Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:50 am

This is why it is not recommended to pay attention to pain for example, and same is with tinitus.
It will be a problem only if you notice pain with aversion.
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