Nothing wrote:Out of the last five sessions, for four of them (including the last session), I've seen in my mind, a single eye looking back at me. It is fleeting and has no colour, but it is definitely there.
R1111 wrote:It is probably nothing to be concerned with but im no expert. If it is very distinct and high def then it could be like the "signs" from Upakkilesa Sutta http://www.yellowrobe.com/component/con ... tions.html
Nothing wrote:When sitting and meditating do we always focus on the breath, continually, unbroken, and non-stop for the entire duration of the meditation, or do we only focus on the breath when our minds wander, in an attempt to bring us back to the present moment?
"Then those six animals, of different ranges, of different habitats, would each pull toward its own range & habitat. The snake would pull, thinking, 'I'll go into the anthill.' The crocodile would pull, thinking, 'I'll go into the water.' The bird would pull, thinking, 'I'll fly up into the air.' The dog would pull, thinking, 'I'll go into the village.' The hyena would pull, thinking, 'I'll go into the charnel ground.' The monkey would pull, thinking, 'I'll go into the forest.' And when these six animals became internally exhausted, they would stand, sit, or lie down right there next to the post or stake. In the same way, when a monk whose mindfulness immersed in the body is developed & pursued, the eye does not pull toward pleasing forms, and unpleasing forms are not repellent. The ear does not pull toward pleasing sounds... The nose does not pull toward pleasing aromas... The tongue does not pull toward pleasing flavors... The body does not pull toward pleasing tactile sensations... The intellect does not pull toward pleasing ideas, and unpleasing ideas are not repellent. This, monks, is restraint.
"Thus you should train yourselves: 'We will develop mindfulness immersed in the body. We will pursue it, hand it the reins and take it as a basis, give it a grounding. We will steady it, consolidate it, and set about it properly.' That's how you should train yourselves."
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Nothing wrote:I just sat for 30 minutes, and when I did so, I was focusing on the breath. But then, I decided to focus on the breath only when my mind wandered. So for short periods of time, I was sitting there with an absence of thought.
It wasn't for very long but I became aware that there was some kind of separation or detachment between the thoughts arising and of something that was now aware of those thoughts arising. The thoughts were now, somehow detached from whatever was aware of them.
I am also aware of the watcher that is aware of the detachment. If that make sense.
Is this insight? I don't know
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