practical way of meditation

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practical way of meditation

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun May 13, 2012 7:31 am

If you're familiar with buddhist chant then I do this - throughout the day in the daily lifestyle I silently "chant" in a certain spirit

Gautama Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha

Gautama Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha

Gautama Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha

Throughout my day I don't vocalize just "chant" in a spirit consciousness.
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Jnana » Sun May 13, 2012 10:22 am

Here's one that's easy to do: Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi.

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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Wesley1982 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:07 pm

Any tips on how-to 'visualize' ? . .
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby catmoon » Fri May 18, 2012 2:39 am

Wesley1982 wrote:Any tips on how-to 'visualize' ? . .



If difficulties arise, try visualizing one small part of the object of meditation. When that becomes clear, move to another part, and build up the mental image that way.
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:26 am

catmoon wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:Any tips on how-to 'visualize' ? . .



If difficulties arise, try visualizing one small part of the object of meditation. When that becomes clear, move to another part, and build up the mental image that way.


Thanks. :namaste:
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:42 pm

Shakyamuni Buddha ~ Gotama Buddha -silent chant-

Shakyamuni Buddha ~ Gotama Buddha -silent chant-

Shakyamuni Buddha ~ Gotama Buddha -silent chant-

. . . :meditate:
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Spirituality » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:55 pm

Do make yourself familiar with the object you're trying to visualize in any way you can. Put it on your phone, though perhaps as a background is not respectful. Find a black and white version, copy several times and color it (I did the latter) etc.

In general it's a good idea to start with the general shape and move on to add more details, though it does sometimes help to start with a detail and work from there as well. Just keep experimenting with it and keep trying, and the image will likely get clearer in time. Still, I know of many long time meditators who cant get an image at all: they just meditate on the description.
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Wesley1982 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:35 am

Are you from the Nederlands/Belgium/Brussels/Holland parts of Europe? If so, cool.
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Re: practical way of meditation

Postby Wesley1982 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:42 am

Medicine Buddha -OM AH HUM

Medicine Buddha -OM AH HUM

Medicine Buddha -OM AH HUM X3

"LIght of Lapis Lazuli illuminate me so that I may illuminate others."

"May all who do good while on earth be reborn in Sukhavati." :meditate:
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