Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
Enduring patience is the highest austerity.
• AN 7.61: How to remove drowsiness, in order of most to least preferable method
o Don’t attend or concentrate on the object that you were attending to when you became drowsy.
o Ponder, examine, and mentally inspect the Dhamma as you have heard it and learned it.
o Recite in detail the Dhamma as you have heard it and learned it.
o Pull both ears and rub your limbs with your hands.
o Get up, rub your eyes with water, survey all quarters, look up at the constellations and the stars.
o Attend to the perception of light; undertake the perception of day; as by day, so at night…as at night, so by day; develop a mind imbued with luminosity.
o Walk back and forth, perceiving what is behind you and what is in front, with your sense faculties drawn in and your mind collected.
o If all else fails, take a very short nap and get up quickly when done, thinking: ‘I will not be intent on the pleasure of rest, the pleasure of sloth, the pleasure of sleep.’
Jhana4 wrote:A coworker of mine told me there are new cpap machines that are not as big and intrusive. Might be worth a look.
purple planet wrote:... walking meditation is meant to keep you awake - walking meditation before the sitting for the same amount of time - i do insight meditation so its part of it - but i think also people who do samtha meditation have a way of doing walking meditation
purple planet wrote:But also its important to note that walking meditation except for being good to prevent falling asleep it also is as important as the sitting meditation (at least in "insight" not sure about "samatha") even thought you dont "feel" concentrated its still worth the same as the sitting meditation in building mindfulness
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