Simple Meditation Techniques : Confusing Meditation With Other Practices

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There are many popular misconceptions about
meditation. Commonly, people have that image of the monks meditating in the lotus position
and they’re sitting like this and there’s chanting, ohhmm, or some sort of similar thing
where it’s transcendental meditation, the one we are supposed to leave your body behind
and it’s all kinds of stuff that a lot of in the West really aren’t that comfortable
with. Well, that’s not the only way to meditate. That is what the Buddhist calls Samadhi and
or it’s a one-pointed meditation, one-pointed meditation. In those forms of meditation,
you generally focus on the breath, just the inhale and the exhale of the breath and it’s
just the one thing. Sometimes you might focus on other sound, like the sound of ohmm, being
chanted. This kind of meditation that shredding out of the entire outside world and just focusing
on the breath or on the ohmm or whatever, is extremely difficult for people in the West
who have never practiced meditation before. That’s why in the following videos we’re going
to talk a little about some things that can bring you into a meditative state without
forcing you to just do that thing where you sit, just try to focus on the one thing which
never really works in the beginning and it seems to turn people off about meditation,
that’s what we’re trying to avoid. So, get ready to do some meditation that actually
works.

 

6 Responses

  1. Lehmann Peters

    February 10, 2011 12:34 am

    @MarkBerryrealdj I've been doing TM for 39 years and used to teach it. TM is a very powerful and effective mantra meditation technique to experience savikalpa samadhi. People might complain about Maharishi, the TM movement, but almost everybody raves about TM. It doesn't matter what you believe. Unified field theory applied to meditation is just a metaphor to entertain your mind. It's the practice that counts.

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  2. Lehmann Peters

    February 10, 2011 12:40 am

    You do not "leave your body" when you practice TM. Buddhist monks do not chant "OM." Don't talk about things you know nothing about. Good Lord!

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