This summer I'm going to do an intensive meditation period (focusing on jhana), between 30 and 45 days. Not a retreat, though, as I'll not be taking the 8 precepts and I'll be with my friends socializing after the daily meditation practice.
I'm concerned though, as I have a history of psychotic breaks, that I'll have manifestations, namely, hallucinations (auditory or visual). This never happened to me before but I want to prevent that from happening. Thus, I would like to know if there is any paritta chant I can listen to (in english) to prevent bizarre experiences from happening.
There's a second concern of mine and that is that I don't want psychic powers to manifestate in this period, due to the similarity between them, and psychotic manifestations, in appearance, from the prespective of someone like me. What should I do? A resolution? Any other thing?
Thanks in advance.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)