Eyes

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Re: Eyes

Postby SteveP » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:09 pm

Following the adice by PadmaVonSamba, about listening: I did this but with my eyes closed. I listened to all that was around me, but attempted to attached no thought to it. Thoughts came and went, and I ignored them, I just kept on listening. It worked the first time I tried it. I did it later on and it worked again.

I am very happy about this, and so I will keep on doing this every day. I am mediatating for fifteen minutes, I hope to get up to 30. I used to do thirty, but recent life changes reduced my time. I think three thirt minute sessions a day would be very nice.

Thank you all.

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Re: Eyes

Postby Paul » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:14 pm

You may be interested in a particular section of the Surangama Sutra that describes Avalokiteshvara's experience in meditating on sound:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/surangama.pdf

See pages 191 to 202.
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"Do not block your six senses; delight in them with joy and ease.
All that you take pleasure in will strengthen the awakened state.
With such a confidence, empowered by the regal state of natural mind,
The training now is simply this: lets your six senses be at ease and free." - Princess Parani
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Re: Eyes

Postby SteveP » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Thats great, thanks very much. I shall read it tonight

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