catmoon wrote:Deep meditation can lead to a disconnect from the body, where one loses track of it completely due to utter absorption in the meditation object. I think what happened was, you opened your eyes before the reconnect was established.
Whether or not this is sound practice, well, I really have no idea. Did you find it beneficial?
This can fairly often happen when one goes deep into meditative concentration, Because the mind and the body are not the same when the mind is absorbed in its object it loses the body awarness as you say. Some practitoners have been known to resemble a dead person in very concentrated states they completely stop breathing for extended periods can go for year without food or nourishment, The mind is very capable of sustaining the body during such a period.
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.
Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.