funny sensation on my head

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funny sensation on my head

Postby ryu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:29 pm

Hi all,

Has anybody ever hard felt a funny sensation just above the centre of the eyes when meditating. New agers might say "its the minds eye/ Pineal gland etc being stimulated opening up"

Im not so sure about that but im certainly curious.

Is anyone familiar with it?

if so what it is?

Many thanks,

Ryu

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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:04 pm

There are many many different sensations that might occur - depending on what type of practice you're doing.

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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby ryu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:09 pm

Hi, Thanks for the reply,

I am a novice meditator using samatha/following the breathe.

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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby MrDistracted » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:35 pm

I get it in my temples often when I practice and sometimes it moves to my forehead. It's like a pleasant vibrating. Had it for years.

I was once told that it was due to me having been a slave in Atlantis, apparently the slaves had to wear metal bands around their heads to cover their third eye.

I'm not cynical or anything but I'd be keen on getting a second opinion.......

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Postby Grigoris » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:04 am

It's just your mind playing tricks on you to get you distracted from meditation and attached to sensation.

Don't give it any more of your precious time. Recognise it as merely a projection of your mind and let it go.
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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby ryu » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:47 pm

Yep your on to something there Greg. Its certainly distracted me.

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Postby Grigoris » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:10 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby Grigoris » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:42 pm

I suppose the concept of lineage just waltzed straight past you?

You have sufficient realisation to be able to invent new methods?

Relying on mental fabrications can get one into a whole lot of trouble. The methods we are taught are tried and tested by enlightened beings, that is why one can trust them. Methods genereated from within our delusion will just lead to more delusion.

Don't lead new practitioners astray my friend.
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Re: funny sensation on my head

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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Postby Grigoris » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:48 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby Paul » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:53 pm

Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell

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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby Grigoris » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:13 am

Or your awareness of a build up of snot in the frontal sinus (nasal passage).
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Blowing your nose before meditating is suggested. :twothumbsup:

I'm serious! Why do you think that yogis do purification breaths before starting?
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Re: funny sensation on my head

Postby catmoon » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:23 am

An intriguing theory, but it does not accomodate the occurrence of similar sensations where there are no sinuses, for instance the crown of the head.

I believe, but of course cannot prove, that certain forms of concentration cause the dilation of blood vessels in the area focussed on. This is a falsifiable idea. I wonder if anyone has done thermal imaging of meditator's faces? The "third eye" should show up in thermography as a pronounced warm spot on the face, and only at times when the meditator reports the presence of the "third eye" sensation.
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