chickenman wrote:just curious... some meditation techniques will suggest the meditator keep his eyes opened, focusing on an object, while other techniques suggest the eyes be kept closed. i'm looking for some insight as to why this is and what is the benifit of one over the other.
it is my (limited) experience that with the eyes open it is harder to calm the monkey mind. it would seem logical that the less sensory input one would have to process, the easier it would be to combat distractions. it's hard enough to deal with distracting sounds, let alone processing the distracting images that come from opened eyes. or do i have this all wrong?
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