Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss & Beyond

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Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss & Beyond

Post by Collective » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:24 pm

Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss & Beyond

I was wondering if anyone knows if he teaches eyes open or closed in the above mentioned book?

I have the book but won't read further than page 14 as it there instructs me to build a solid foundation with silent present moment awareness before moving on.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss & Beyond

Post by bodom » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:24 pm

I have the book but dont believe he specifies eyes open or closed, though when I listened to a guided meditation by him he advised eyes closed. I dont think it really matters as its what works best for you in your practice.

I also believe he states in this book to read through the different stages of his technique even if you haven't reached them yet so as to know what to expect and how to respond when you reach them.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss & Beyond

Post by Collective » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:45 pm

bodom wrote:I have the book but dont believe he specifies eyes open or closed, though when I listened to a guided meditation by him he advised eyes closed. I dont think it really matters as its what works best for you in your practice.

I also believe he states in this book to read through the different stages of his technique even if you haven't reached them yet so as to know what to expect and how to respond when you reach them.

:anjali:
Thank you

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