Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:People gravitate towards what appeals to them.
In the Mahāsi method, the mental noting will drop away by itself when concentration is deep enough.
The two jhāna factors of initial application (vitakka), and sustained application (vicāra), are present in the first jhāna. The mental noting performs the function of applying the mind to the object to be noted (vitakka). At the later stages, the mind is aware of the objects almost automatically without any special effort. However, don't try to run before you can walk. Do note any and every mental and physical phenomenon arising throughout the entire day without missing any at all. This is how to develop deeper concentration. With progressive practice, the internal dialogue will diminish.
See Reaching the Higher Vipassanā Jhānas for details.
ihrjordan wrote:just being in the moment and not noting, just noticing?
ihrjordan wrote:Hi I have two questions first why do some people choose one meditation method over another...
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