a reply to: UniFinity
You dont have too use a candle flame
just keep your attention on your open eyes
when you meditate, you can blink
the key is too put your attention on your eyes
attentive to how your eyes feel
just consciously paying attention to your eyes slows the mind
after 2 hours meditation with your eyes open
and paying relaxed attention to your eyes your mind will not chatter
The chatter of the mind slowly fades
with relaxed attentiveness
let your mind rest on your eyes
tears from the eyes is a good sign if you practise Trāṭaka
do not strain,
when your eyes hurt
let your eyes rest , then an hour later start again. with practise you will last longer
and longer without tears. After awhile your eyes will become very strong
" what is your opinion about meditation on the inner sounds aka. nadi yoga? "
put your fingers in your ears....hear that internal sound ?
just listening to that can be very beneficial. Part of Kriya yoga
maybe use cotton wool so your hands dont get tired
again if you let your mind rest on that sound and just listen too it
the chattering mind fades
" is enormous pressure a good sign or bad? "
it is a sign of progress but also a sign of imbalance
too much pressure and you should stop
this is related to the " roving madness "
usually this is accompanied by a few Little red dots (like tiny red moles)
on your body
When you feel intense pressure go outside
and walk barefoot on the grass
" sometimes i feel my ass is on fire "
Sweating is a sign of increasing internal heat
a by product of the kundalini
too intense and you must stop
but a sign of progress as well
" is there some way to ease this transformation process "
Yes. do not try too sit still, let yourself relax.trying to hold a position (lotus)
is very bad unless its completely comfortable for you
while meditating with the eyes open
and letting your mind rest on your eyes
be aware of your peripheral vision
relaxed attention and awareness on your peripheral vision is a fast way
of increasing focus
" well ... if i manage to get past initial mind chatter "
do not fight the chatter. just keep gently redirecting the minds attention
to your eyes or if practising with inner sound
too the internal sound mentioned above
if you are full of desires (the untamed mind)
progress will be like walking up a hill
if you are tired of desires
then progress is like walking down a hill
God..the source Arutperumjothi
will not approach you while you are thinking
or wrapped up in thoughts and desires
when have you been happiest in your life ?
were you thinking ?
or were you simply being and doing
edit on 16-6-2016 by kibric because: edit