Questions on Meditation

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Jokingfish wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:23 pm
Jokingfish wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:02 pm When one discerns breath, is it both breath forms, inhalation and exhalation, or just one?
Haha, funny me, sutta was quoted.. Way too heedless i am..

Thank you all. ;)

Edit: ok, more questions.. So according to anapanasati sutta, one is supposed to always label when breathing, well i guess there are more techniques like counting?

So you sit, (im gonna call it this way-), label the duration of the breath and try to feel its sensation as most as possible (first step?), this way one should practice this meditation?
The whole point is to focus the mind without distractions. It’s not about becoming a master of breathing.
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What about becoming a master of meditation?

Being that without knowing how to breathe properly, how?
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Btw, id call this technique to discern breaths length to be a trick, that has made my meditation better! Any more cool ways to enhance concentration?

Well, maybe its just the taste of something new :) but this works way better than counting or just observing breath (better as no distractions, or harder to distract yourself), although requires more effort, right? Also, i don't really do much of 'sensitivity of whole body', not that easy for now at least, which is probably not that good that i miss on it, so im thinking I should pay more attention to this sensation of whole body.

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Stand under a freezing wellspring, maybe that will get your attention. I mean most people don't do that, but I have wondered.
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DharmaJunior wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:33 pm Stand under a freezing wellspring, maybe that will get your attention. I mean most people don't do that, but I have wondered.
I doubt i follow, but i like cold shower. :)
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Jokingfish wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:03 pm
DharmaJunior wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:33 pm Stand under a freezing wellspring, maybe that will get your attention. I mean most people don't do that, but I have wondered.
I doubt i follow, but i like cold shower. :)
Yes, no follow, not on the frontiers myself. In the past I think some brainwashing allowed me, anyway you are amazing. :focus:

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ok, back to normal, chamomile tea only today. Try again.

>> It occurred to me that focus is better when there are no options there. Most of the time there are so therefore a higher potential for the mind to wander !? Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm no expert, cause I should mind my manners especially on here.
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DharmaJunior wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:30 am ok, back to normal, chamomile tea only today. Try again.

>> It occurred to me that focus is better when there are no options there. Most of the time there are so therefore a higher potential for the mind to wander !? Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm no expert, cause I should mind my manners especially on here.
I myself abstain from a lot of stimulation. Living quite simply. That is, in my opinion, very useful.
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