Thẻ: meditation technique

Meditation 23 – Everyone is breathing

Everyone is breathing, but everyone has his or her own breath which is different from each other. Those who are worrying will breathe tired and heavily. Those who are excited will breathe rapidly. Those who are planning an evil plot will breathe stagnantly. Those...
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Keyword of Zen

Meditation is to master the mind To master the mind We have to steady the breath To steady the breath, We have to steady the body Added to good karma. First step is to Make lots of good deeds, Lead a gentle and moral...
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To look at oneself

To look at oneself is an important technique of meditation. When looking at oneself, the practitioner can control his breathing and eliminate the thoughts. Buddha taught that a practitioner must focus on himself, sense his entire body, especially see inside the body. At this...
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The haven that we seek

To be rightfully mindful (Right Mindfulness stage) is to remember the correct meditative methods. It is to remember the body, its impermanence, and the breaths. Only when ones remember those methods, thoughts become lessen and mind becomes more tranquil and peaceful. On the other...
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Destroying the five hindrances

When practitioners are discerning their bodies, they are using their thoughts as the tools to scan and remind them about their bodies. When they are contemplating the impermanence of the body, they also have to rely on their thoughts to contemplate and reflect on...
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Planting the tree of Meditation

It seems reasonable to compare meditation to planting a tree. First, ones must choose the seed of Selflessness, because if there is still any traces of Ego (or attachment to Ego), there is still ignorance and flaws. To be entirely selflessness is an ultimate...
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Right Mindfulness

When one’s Awareness state is strong enough to master the soul, practitioners then reach the next stage of Right Mindfulness. In other words, the Right Mindfulness Stage (the 7th stage in the Noble Eightfold Path) is the stage when the Awareness has consumed most...
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A calm mind is only a beginning

Having a calm mind does not mean that ones are done! It is perhaps just the beginning. The cultivation path still has many obstacles. Even when ones have reached the Second Stage of meditation, their tendencies, views, memories, and karma are still there. Unfortunately,...
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