Page 1 of 1

What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:28 am
by Ana
So far I see white ripples,

if there is an order for colors to appear in meditation then it is:

white
blue
violet or pink
red
orange
yellow


and you?

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:32 am
by Ben
Perhaps Yanick, it might be appropriate to indicate what meditation technique you are practicing.
And welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Metta

Ben

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:33 am
by Ana
Ben wrote:Perhaps Yanick, it might be appropriate to indicate what meditation technique you are practicing.
And welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Metta

Ben

Hi Ben :P
Thank you so dearly

Well I sit and I stop my thoughts

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:14 am
by jcsuperstar
how do you stop your thoughts?

as far as i know no buddhist tradition says this is possible

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:07 pm
by rowyourboat
Hi Ana

the colours are symbolic of everything in the world
notice how they change and fade away
if you can focus on the changing of these colours, and notice when they arise, persist and fade away, you are on your way to doing vipassana (insight meditation)

with metta

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:21 pm
by Ngawang Drolma.
Hmmm, I've been told that the colors are a distraction as we try to quiet our minds, and to try not to indulge. Even if it looks neat :mrgreen:

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:18 pm
by DNS
I see black. My eyes are closed. :jumping:

Unless I'm daydreaming instead of meditating or if using a kasina.

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:19 pm
by Fede
Colours are irrelevant.
I get different colours at different times. Sometimes two or more at once.
I notice, but take no notice.

Stopping thoughts is also not the objective, but noticing thoughts, yet not letting them linger, is a meditation technique.
The objective is to control thoughts, not suppress them.....

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:21 pm
by DNS
Drolma wrote:Hmmm, I've been told that the colors are a distraction as we try to quiet our minds, and to try not to indulge. Even if it looks neat :mrgreen:
Unless you do a colored kasina meditation. Typically a colored disc is used for samatha meditation where you intend to have the 'after-image' for your mind to strengthen one-pointed concentration. It is talked about in the Visuddhimagga.

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:52 pm
by Ngawang Drolma.
TheDhamma wrote:
Drolma wrote:Hmmm, I've been told that the colors are a distraction as we try to quiet our minds, and to try not to indulge. Even if it looks neat :mrgreen:
Unless you do a colored kasina meditation. Typically a colored disc is used for samatha meditation where you intend to have the 'after-image' for your mind to strengthen one-pointed concentration. It is talked about in the Visuddhimagga.
Hi Dhamma,

Thanks, that's interesting information :anjali:

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:56 pm
by bodom
The color of the wall that im sitting in front of.

:namaste:

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:16 am
by Kare
When doing walking medtation on the lawn, I see mostly the colour green. I often wonder what the deeper symbolic significance of this might be.

Re: What colors do you see in meditation?

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:01 pm
by Glenn
My mind is still too "busy" to notice colors, but I'm just starting out.