nirmal wrote:In the beginning the length of time does not matter. Perhaps 20 minutes will do to help you to break through the pain barrier. Then the time should be lengthened slowly.I had friends who meditated with the greedy desire to reach Buddhahood within a few days.Perhaps they were thinking of the seven-day Great Perfection which is not meant for the neophyte.Then they give up saying that they tried but got nothing.We should practice slowly, increasing the length of time slowly and eventually we may reach even the highest goal
I make it a point to meditate for at least an hour per sitting and sometimes a little more.In the busiest of times I meditate for about twenty minutes. Consistency is very important to achieve success and to make meditation something to look forward to every day. How about you? Please share.
nirmal wrote:Hi Chaz,
I too do not sit in the full lotus position as it's just too painful for me. I sit in the semi lotus position which allows me to have a peace of mind which is vital for meditation. I have made my own seat which I believe helps me to sit upright without experiencing any pain.It could be this self designed seat that could be helping me in my meditation.
spiritnoname wrote:The amount of time really doesn't matter, even little kids with the most basic instructions can sit in excess of 9 hours easy.
Yeah,.. waiting until you break the pain barrier is important I think.
Ngawang Drolma wrote:Nirmal, that's awesome! My regular old gomden got me through a lot of long sits but yours looks fantastic
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