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    Meditation

    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?

    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?

    3) How do you start in your meditation?

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation?

    For me:
    1Not even over an hour
    2It depends what I'm going for, I get some pretty intense CEV's when I'm tired
    3I start by creating a horizon between two black planes, then I either keep my mind unoccupied, or I paint on the canvas -> sometimes I go for 'bliss'
    4Ultimate goal is to come out of the meditation feeling better than I did going in, however I never focus on that, I only focus on what I'm thinking about.

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    Good question, IJC, I keep forgetting to recharge, so that was good reminder.

    1) About an hour and a half
    2) Ideally, not too stressed, but tired from a full day, starting to meditate around 10-11pm.
    3) Controlled breathing for 2-3 minutes, then similar to your description of the empty canvas.
    4) Typically I'm going for clarity. I want to be able to open my eyes, and see a different world from the one I entered in from. Also, fluidity of thoughts, as that is usually the most difficult part for me, the conditioning of the mind to be operational without constantly spitting out thoughts.
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    Re: Meditation

    Quote Originally Posted by IJesusChrist
    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?

    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?

    3) How do you start in your meditation?

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation?
    i meditated once for roughly an hr and a half while tripping. i felt compelled.

    other than that, anywhere from 15-20+ minutes (for an energy boosting meditation), any longer and my eyes feel tired afterwards, too deep a relaxation for the purpose of coming out energized. i keep it short generally if i want an energy burst (just long enough to detach yourself from stresses and actually calm down for a moment [comfortable time frames here, no time limit really]), but if im looking to dive into lower mental states, then i tend to do it before bed, or simply later in the evening, when my energy is permanently winding down for the day. i should note that the time frames for sinking into this latter type of meditation are also erratic, but generally take much less time. i am much more easily able to reach a hypnagogic state while tired for sure, usually within a minute. havent had much experience trying hypnagogic states right after waking up, but i hear that is a very good time as well. idk, i dont always focus on hypnagogia either. depending on what im trying to achieve, the meditation can carry a very energetic and rapid pace, or a very slow and methodical one, not that meditating should be polar either, it could be entirely devoid of emotion(which i find good for introspection), or be as simple as having a word as your theme/mantra/symbol, such as clarity, efficiency, power, speed, (imagine these as their related concepts, not the actual word itself), but emotional concepts are good to focus on too, especially during stressful periods in your life, just dont blind yourself with that light, because it can do damage, and its often harder to recognise (denial/dissociation). you've got about a billion practical uses for meditation. now its time to get creative
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    Re: Meditation

    1. probably around 6 hours with short breaks every hour and a half.
    2. healthy, awake and relaxed.
    3. first I exercise, walk around, do some chi kung, and then I┤m already in that state of peace and just let it be.
    4. I just enjoy it nowadays, I don┤t really see any other point, although there are other benefits.
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    @ chi kung/qi gong. i've found martial arts to be a brilliant way to ease into the proper mind frame, especially after an intense workout followed by a short rest period. i tend to meditate very effortlessly after that "runners high" feeling. but on a broader scale, i was using skateboarding to clear my mind and relieve stress back in the day, before i even knew about meditation, like 8 or so... so long as your full atention is focused...
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    Re: Meditation

    1 15 to 20 minutes sitting over an hour Walking
    2 When outside sitting in the sand or grass, or walking in the forest or along the beach.
    3 the best way for me is by doing walking meditation first. And then do sitting meditation.
    4 To calm the mind.


    I don't consider myself a serious and/or traditional meditation practitioner.
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    Re: Meditation

    Quote Originally Posted by magickmumu
    I don't consider myself a serious and/or traditional meditation practitioner.
    "...so long as your full attention..."
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    Re: Meditation

    Quote Originally Posted by IJesusChrist
    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?

    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?

    3) How do you start in your meditation?

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation
    1: Around 2 and a half hours.

    2: B4 bed after a long day, not too tired, but almost ready for sleep.

    3: I imagine my body as a floor and my thoughts as dusst on this floor, then i sweep the floor clean over and over again, till the dost dosent swirl from the wind of the broom back onto the floor. and i sometimes count my breaths then start over again at 10. In 1, out 2.. ext, till ten. Then back to one. It helps train the mind to concentrate.

    4: Usually to reflect on the days activities for about half the time, then to relax and empty my mind completly for the last half, b4 falling asleep in bed. When you sleep, your body goes into recovery mode, when you meditate its like recovery mode for your mind.

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    Re: Meditation

    Nice questions.

    1) my longest was about an hour, but usually i take 20 to 40 minutes.

    2)When i'm tired i can meditate best, i sit up when i'm tired cause laying down would trigger fatigue, by sitting up i'm able to keep a clear mind.When i'm stressed it's harder to get into the "trance" of relaxation, but after a while of trying it works and after the meditation is over i'm relaxed.

    3) I start by closing my eyes , then i try to calm down by slowing down my breathing, i inhale really slow and exhaling goes automatically, i just let the air out like it would go out of a flat tire, unconsciously i just let it flow out of my lungs, so the only effort goes to inhaling, this slows down my heartbeat and makes my head fill up with a big fluffy cloud of relaxation, my head is always filled with thoughts (even at night, i'm a heavy dreamer, i don't think i can remember a day without intense dreams,) so then i try to block out everything, this is the hard part.

    I manage to do this for a second or 10 and then thoughts take over again, but after 10 minutes i manage to clear my head and usually mild visions occur without fantasising cause i block out all thinking even fantasies

    4) My ultimate goal is to become a relaxed person instead of a stressed person, i'm on the way but there's a lot of work to do still.When i stop meditating for a while i really feel different, easily agitated and stressed, so i really need to keep a steady flow.I achieve relaxation and clear mindedness by meditating, it takes some effort and time but it's worth the "trouble".
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    Re: Meditation

    @IJesusChrist

    Just wondering what type of meditation you are referring to?

    Concentrative, Insight, Awareness/Mindfulness based, etc

    Personally, I'm finding that Concentrative meditation exists in far more interesting mediums than sitting on the cushion yet yields the same benefits...

    Look forward to your response,

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    Greeting Folks,

    I am a new member and would like to share my experiences in this area. I spend most of my time over at DMT-Nexus but I am hoping to meet other like-minded individuals and compare notes, so to speak. Please forgive the duration and seeming departure from the simple format of this intriguing thread but I do feel this digression has some universal merit and may shed some light upon my particular meditative practices and way of living.

    I first began to meditate in 1975. I was involved in martial arts and my teacher introduced us to Seon meditation. Seon is the Korean version of Chan Buddhism, which originated in China over 1500 years ago. It is the same as what the Japanese refer to as Zen. We started each class with just 10 minutes of sitting, prior to beginning the martial aspect of the art. Right around the same time, I began to smoke marijuana. This symbiosis opened my mind to a whole new level of consciousness and I haven't looked back since. :shock:

    These experiences fueled my interest and I embraced TM (Transcendental Meditation) in 1976. This was very popular in the 1960's and 1970's. I was drawn even deeper into myself, through it's routine practice. I found the repetition of mantra far easier than merging with the emptiness of Zazen. When I first dropped LSD-25... the process became more of an entire way of life, rather than a methodology of centering my awareness and stilling my restless thought waves. My desire to search for 'The Truth', exponentially increased with each psychedelic session. This path led me through many voyages with acid, mescaline and psilocybin mushrooms.

    I was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1980 and Surat Shabd Yoga in 1982. After a decade of mantra meditation, I was able to pursue direct contemplation upon the empty stillness of the Void. My psychedelic voyages had taught me much about the formless essence of Universal Mind or God. While this continuum was taking place, my journey into the realm of spirituality, steered me towards moving meditations like: Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan and dancing. For myself, the path of the Sage and that of the Shaman, were one way, with a single, central focus... The Divine.

    Along the way, I trained my capacity for prolonged sessions of sitting meditation. Ironically, I spent far too much time observing and measuring the process of seeking enlightenment. This becomes a meaningless divergence from the true purpose of said 'meditation', which is freedom from self and the desires which run contrary to our soul's own spiritual needs. Still, through a process of discipline, it became a morning, afternoon and evening continuum (it still is).

    The longest time I ever spent in this state of intentional sensory-deprivation (i.e. meditation), was around 8 hours. Way back in 1985, as I recall? That being, 4 separate sessions of approximately 2 hours each, in duration, over the course of the day. It had taken me quite some time to be able to devote this much of my attention within these immaterial, internal explorations. It was an extreme and I soon realized that given the illusory nature of time, this was unnecessary effort.

    In all honesty, just how much of this experience was truly meditation and how much was another mental projection of ego? Maybe a more 'spiritual' ego' but still a fixed state of self-awareness, by which I qualified my experiences. Another, far subtler way to conceal self in the drama of the enlightenment game? Yes. Frankly, it doesn't matter if one sits for 2 minutes or two hours, for without merging into the stillness, the external ritual of this meditative posture, is essentially meaningless. Paradoxically, it takes thousands of hours of sitting meditation and contemplation, to realize that any significant degree of awakening exists beyond the boundaries of time, space and thought.

    These days, I only sit for an hour or so, depending on worldly obligations and the degree of inspiration I feel, at the moment. This is not to say that the meditative state is not perceived throughout the flow of my daily activities, rather, it the end result of a good deal of internal saturation. Like dying a piece of cloth blue, through repeated immersions, the color is intensified until it becomes our very being. We become the blueness itself. No beginning, no ending, nor form. Without parameters, the Spirit exists in complete spontaneity... simply exuding the vibration of oneness.

    Only through immersion with the essence of our true being, Spirit, are we able to make any genuine progress towards discovering our truest state of being. Unless the internal witness to the phenomenon is silenced, we are merely replacing one mindset for another. Granted, through the release of our quantification of subject and object, our habit of self-orientation, we are free to exist in a state which is pure awareness. One without methodology, form or substance. This enlightenment occurs spontaneously when we surrender our fixation with being the watcher of the phenomenon. This is not something we can measure with our rationale or put into any logical time-frame. It is releasing the unreal, in preference for reality, as all is one. Paradoxically, it took thousands of hours in silent contemplation to glean this understanding.

    After 15 years of psychonautical exploration, I was directed by a higher force, to take a sabbatical from the use of Sacred Medicine. Having had over 300 trips (2/3 of which were with LSD-25), it was time for a break in this pattern. I feel it is neither, necessary for everyone who has been involved with psychedelics, nor do I believe that the cessation of this psychonautical approach is key for any spiritual growth. All roads lead to the summit. It was my own personal destiny and I do not believe that this would be so for another soul. I needed to learn the lesson of patience. Waiting for fullness is.

    You see, for myself, the way of the Sage and that of the Shaman, are one. That being said, within my personal mirage, my own dream of Dharma, I needed to stay sober for a good long stretch, so as to integrate much of what I had been shown from my symbiosis with entheogens. I needed to find ways to alter my consciousness without chemical enhancement. Actually, I was instructed by my higher self to await, 'The Calling' and I did just that... for nearly 18 years. In 2010, I received an invitation to return to the way of the Medicine Dancer and I experienced an incredible awakening, smoking DMT for the very first time. Since then, I have had a few more profound immersions and eaten psilocybin mushrooms, smoked Salvia Divinorum and been completely shattered by the power of these powerful teachers.

    Ultimately, time is an illusion and our mirage of our physical existence is born of our ego-mind. for when we expand our concept of meditation, we find it is an entire way of life, 24/7. When we vigilantly train our attention to focus upon a still, single point of consciousness, we release the need to label one thing as this and another as that. Everything becomes the unbound dance of Spirit and we are spontaneously drawn into the spell of it's Divine Radiance. We eventually learn to merge within the Clear Light of the Void. Our journey of awakening is the remembrance of our own eternal being, the Godhead.

    Essentially, when we surrender our habitual mental process, we open ourselves to the interior nature of existence, the most Sacred of all truths... the Indivisibility of the Omniself.

    Please forgive this lengthy digression form the criteria of this thread but I feel that some biographical detail was necessary to communicate my intention, my ideas on meditation. Sometimes I think that my user name should probably be Long Wind, instead of Rising Spirit? :wink:
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    good to have you aboard! it's nice to see some like-minds
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    Re: Meditation

    an interesting read
    good to have someone new with a good deal of experience
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    Re: Meditation

    Hey Rising Spirit, can i ask you how often you meditated (in the beginning) was it every day, or 3-4 times a week, and how did you make time for it, cause i often find it hard to make time for it in the middle of the week cause i usually work 11 to 12 hours a day.And how old where you when you started?I'm so sorry for my curiosity, i don't wanna be unpolite in any way, but it's out of pure interest.

    I'm also doing Thai Chi Chuan for a year now, we're doing the Wu style now and i'm starting to really enjoy it, i'm 28 and haven't been following this path that long, but it's never too late to head a certain direction i guess.
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    Re: Meditation

    Quote Originally Posted by Allusion
    good to have you aboard! it's nice to see some like-minds
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    Re: Meditation

    Thanx Folks,

    This feels like a warm environment to share ideas in. I appreciate the kind words and suspect that there are a fair amount of cross-over members between this site and the DMT-Nexus, Entheogen.com, Lycaeum Forums and Shroomery.org? It's nice to meet new souls along the way towards awakening within this still moment, the infinity of the now.

    Anyway, I wanted to report something within the structure in which IJesusChrist initially envisioned. OK?


    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?

    In one day, approximately 8 hours total. In one sitting? Probably more like 3-to-3.5 hours but it's been a while since I was that devoted to committing such a large piece of time to the formal practice. As I said earlier, I believe true meditation exists outside of time (or without time).

    One of the biggest challenges, after a fair amount of sadhana is under one's belt, is expanding the parameters of our understanding. To embrace the entirety of the panorama of our daily lives with the same degree of awareness as we utilize in meditative endeavors. My personal definition of 'meditation' is this: A state of mindfulness in which an individual being realizes the living force behind the phenomenon, the formless source of existence, the Omniself. One becomes immersed in the vibration of the oneness and this inspiration exponentially grows to engulf our body, mind and soul.


    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?

    It's always best without any internalized stress levels but hey, life is not always stress-free. We certainly do not live in a vacuum and we will continue to face challenges to our internal cultivation and our spiritual composure. Still, I try and be as free of stress as possible before I sit and avoid any distraction from external sources. This is not always possible, though, so I try and learn to focus no matter what the outward appearances and random environmental dynamics, may be occurring in my subjective experience. It is important to remember that even a cyclone of uncontrollable, disruptive circumstances and unavoidable chaos... has within it a still, silent center. The eye of the hurricane, so to speak. :wink:

    Occasionally, I need to do pranayama or some kind of movement to shake loose any lingering mental tension. Other times, it's just as easy and melting into the Clear Light of the Void. Again, by broadening the definition of meditation, itself, we discover that any moment of the day or night, we have an opportunity to center our focus and expand our consciousness. This does not necessitate a formal posture or routine set of methods, it is simply being in the now and tuning into the present moment.

    I usually have the most stimulating meditative sessions when I am fully awake and alert. 8:00-9:00 AM is good for me to get primed for the day to follow and tune my spirit for new encounters. Afternoon rituals are probably the deepest for me. I really get immersed in my concentration at mid-day. Early evening are also good too, but not as energized and alert. Still, there is a greater capacity to detach in the evenings, so it depends on the energy level, just how deep it goes.

    I always lay on my back in bed and consciously meditate myself to sleep, so to speak. I have for over 30 years. While the end result is usually unconsciousness, I have had some of the most remarkable experiences falling into and coming out of dream states. So basically, afternoon is my absolute favorite time to sit in meditation, do hatha yoga or taijiquan (tai chi chuan).


    3) How do you start in your meditation?

    It really depends on the time of day but by in large, I start by some breathing exercises or just long deep circular breaths. I used to do a lot of pranayama and other exotic Indian techniques like Kriya Yoga and Surat Shabd Yoga. Nowadays, I prefer a more Zazen frame of mind. I've been contemplating Advaita for a long time and feel drawn to the Indivisibility of Divinity. That being said, I lean towards a Taoist/Zen stance on the nature of the Tao and the Void. I find that in silent emptiness, I am most at home. Ironically, this precipitates the emergence of the inner light and activates the sound current.

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation?

    Without sounding like a raging madman or a pompous ass, I guess my 'ultimate goal' is to fully realize the Godhead. Not just temporarily, as with psychedelics, but to be eternally awakened. This is quite an extreme statement but I am serious. I don't meditate to reduce stress or focus my mind for worldly success. I feel it is the doorway into a symbiosis with Spirit. My intention is to pierce the illusion of self and arrive a more Sacred Self. To touch the face of God and find that it is my own face, our face, all faces and the face of humanity awakening to see the Truth. In a nutshell...
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    Re: Meditation

    Quote Originally Posted by DaZeD
    Hey Rising Spirit, can i ask you how often you meditated (in the beginning) was it every day, or 3-4 times a week, and how did you make time for it, cause i often find it hard to make time for it in the middle of the week cause i usually work 11 to 12 hours a day.And how old where you when you started?I'm so sorry for my curiosity, i don't wanna be unpolite in any way, but it's out of pure interest.

    I'm also doing Thai Chi Chuan for a year now, we're doing the Wu style now and i'm starting to really enjoy it, i'm 28 and haven't been following this path that long, but it's never too late to head a certain direction i guess.
    Well, I started sitting meditation when I was 15 years old (now I am 52). My Korean martial arts instructor had us sit for 10 minutes before class started, right after warm ups. I went to classes 3 or 4 times a week, so that' not very much meditation. Around a year later, I took up TM and this was a 20 minute daily ritual, as it taught.

    It wasn't until I took LSD that I really began to devote more of my consciousness to internal pursuits. Not only was I sitting more times in a day, usually twice, I would find myself meditating for prolonged periods under the hypnotic spell of Sacred Medicines. :shock:

    Eventually, the prolonged continuum of meditation expands throughout the day and exponentially unfolds before the subjectivity of the soul who initiated the practice of mediation in the first place. At such a stage, less emphasis is placed on siting for extreme periods of time. It is my desire to attain an unbroken awareness of the present moment and remember the true nature of existence is Divine and that this unfathomable force is each soul's core essence. A tall order but it is well worth the effort to believe in, direct our ambitions towards and to consciously actualize.

    Wu style taijiquan is quite fascinating. There's a very strong Manchurian element to it's basic stances and opening postures. Other than that, it is born from Yang Luchan's contact with the Wu family. And Yang style came directly from Yang's 18 years spent in Chen Village, So all the streams and tributaries originated when Chen Wan Ting founded Chen style, during the Ming Dynasty. Legend points to the Taoist mystic Chang Sang Feng but I believe this is largely metaphorical in nature.

    But then again, who wouldn't like to think that Tai Chi stems from the precipitous peaks of Wudang Mountain? We may never know with any degree of certainty and that's OK with me. So far, I have only seriously studied Yang style, although for some time now. Still, I love Chen style the most and am intrigued by Sun Style. Godspeed you on your journey of awakening.
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    Hey thanks a lot man, i really appreciate your info about Tai Chi too, We learned a few Yang style elements in the beginning , they teached that before i started to take the lessons, some elements come back in the Wu style, but you know that i'm sure.

    I'm a member of the DMT Nexus too, your'e also right about that.
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    Re: Meditation

    There is nothing like an fixed time to meditate, quality is important not quantity. The only goal of meditation is to achieve complete relaxation of mind. Meditation is just sitting with your own mind for a while, all day long you use your mind but never just be with it.

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    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?

    I would say probably about 2 hours to 3 hours. Although I don't know if I would call this meditation, or reflection. It generally happens that once every 6 months I have to take a trip. This trip involves me getting on a bus out of the country, and this usually takes me about 2 to 3 hours to the border. So, while I am on the bus, I generally use the time to reflect on my life, and watch the world go by... Sometimes relaxing, and trust me, you want to be sort of relaxed by the time you get to the border crossing, because it's a pain in the ass...

    Then on the other side, it's about another hour bus ride to the small town where I spend the night, so that's another hour of reflection... I get off the bus, grab a bite to eat, pick up a 12 pack of beer, and then head to the hotel room where I'll be spending the night.. Enough reflection by that point, I drink beer, crank on the A/C, and see what is on the TV.

    Once I pass out, and wake up the next morning, I look for some breakfast, clear out of the room, and wait for the bus to come back and take me home.... Again, another time used for reflection/meditation....

    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?

    Well, when I am really stressed out, meditation is out of the question. I need to be somewhat "in the mood" in order to meditate/reflect properly. If I'm really tired I don't like to mull things over either.. I prefer to be at least mildly relaxed and have some energy to deal with the "revelations" that come up in my periods of reflection. I have some pretty big demons that like to come out and play, and the only way I can put them back in their cages again is if I am at least mildly alert and not too stressed out. Otherwise, it's just an exercise in frustration and ends in a spiral of depression that leads to a funk that gets ever increasingly harder to pull out of... So, best to not go there when I am not prepared to be able to put those damn demons back in their cages as quick as possible... But you gotta take the bad with the good, and the demons are needed in order to see the light sometimes...

    3) How do you start in your meditation?

    Well, this depends, I normally just stare off at a point in space, could be people, could be nature, could be countryside out of a bus window... Sometimes it starts off with a few drinks... It is kind of hit and miss when it starts.. It's more like meditation/reflection chooses the time it thinks is best for me....

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation?

    I don't have an ultimate goal.. I guess it would have to be understanding of myself and how I fit into the big picture if I had to put a label on it... What do I achieve? Well, with every reflection I hope I am achieving a greater understanding of myself, and how I fit into the grand scheme of things, and am one step closer to knowing my purpose in life and what path to take....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJesusChrist View Post
    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?

    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?

    3) How do you start in your meditation?

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation?
    1. Roughly About 20 minutes.
    2. Not too tired, I feel when I'm too tired my mind just drifts. I normally meditate at about 8PM.
    3. Pretty much the same as darkwolfunseen
    4. To keep my mind clear and calm

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    Re: Meditation

    Quote Originally Posted by beefcharcoal View Post
    1. Roughly About 20 minutes.
    2. Not too tired, I feel when I'm too tired my mind just drifts. I normally meditate at about 8PM.
    3. Pretty much the same as darkwolfunseen
    4. To keep my mind clear and calm
    8PM whoa... Dude, by this time I am usually just winding down... LOL...

    Wow...

    I guess I have really lost my tough since I have become a family man.... 8PM is about 2 hours to bed time for me....

    I guess you could say that my life is really boring now huh.... LOL

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    Re: Meditation

    I keep falling asleep !

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    Meditation is the great way to feel relax and energetic. It is really amazing to have here.
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    A few years ago I was so involved with meditation which I become so empty of emotions and thoughts which I sometimes couldn't know who I was, but it not was unpleasant at all. Instead, I was so high even without take drugs that subtle and banal things of everyday life like butterflies, trees, people laughing, and a dog barking seemed to be so beautiful that sometimes I burst in tears of blissful and began to laugh madly.
    It was a remarkable experience that lasted one or two years which I'll never forget.
    Have anyone of you experienced that feeling before without take lsd, mushrooms, marijuana and anyone other drugs?
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    Re: Meditation

    Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself.

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    The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm.

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    Re: Meditation

    1) What is the longest period of time you have meditated?
    I believe that I should keep that attitude of connectedness all the time, but when i practice meditation -like sitting in a posture ..I think the longest I went was over an hour and a half...

    2) Under what stress & tiredness conditions do you meditate the best?
    Moderate in everything..thats my mantra ..for a good meditation..

    3) How do you start in your meditation?
    I start by establishing myself in a posture, relaxing, then prostrating to my teacher..and by detaching myself from everything and getting ready to be absorbed in a higher state..

    4) What is your ultimate goal, what are you achieving in your meditation?
    samadhi - transcendental state or no mind or No "I" state...

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