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Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

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Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby Coyote » Wed May 16, 2012 10:36 pm

Over the past couple of days I have felt hot flashes all over my body, even to the point of sweating, as my mind begins to calm down during meditation. I am in a cool room and not wearing heavy clothing - usually something light. What could be causing this?


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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby befriend » Wed May 16, 2012 11:17 pm

sitting zazen can make you sweat.
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby Ben » Thu May 17, 2012 1:52 am

Greetings Coyote,
As the mind becomes less agitated and more concentrated, one becomes more aware of what is going on in the mind and body. They're just vedanas rising and falling. It doesn't mean anything. Keep your attention on the primary meditation object and keep going!
All the best,

Ben
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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby Cittasanto » Thu May 17, 2012 5:22 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby Coyote » Fri May 18, 2012 7:28 pm

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 18, 2012 9:15 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby mikenz66 » Fri May 18, 2012 9:38 pm


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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby Neinteresnayawe » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:10 pm

Nice posts. Keep posting such needed information. Thank's!

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Re: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Postby martinfrank » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:24 pm

The Noble Eightfold Path: Proposed to all, imposed on none.


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