posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 04:00 PM
Okay an easy and classic one for you all, that many know, but it may be new to many as well.
What is meditation anyway?
Is it focusing intently on a feeling?
Is it visualising a Lotus at a chakra?
Is it chanting a word or saying a prayer?
Is it perceiving emptiness?
Is it just being earthed and Mindful aware of how you breath and your feet on the ground as you walk?
All of these, but in a group of 4 a few hours ago with the Lama I mention above we practised a different one for 30 mins that is part of the oneness
and merging I was talking about,
Okay so cross legged, hands on knees thumb and forefinger together, or classic Buddha Mundra with one palm on top of another thumbs touching into a
upside down V by your naval.
So now back straight, tongue touching tip of mouth just behind the teeth, head bent slightly forward, gaze focused on just past the tip of your nose
at nothing or even a flame or picture, object, as Lama said laughing could be a Mcdonalds Box does not matter.
This posture in Tibetan Buddhism is known as the "7" pointed Vajrahana as it through the chi or energy/wind bodies in your subtle body allows the
right energies to flow to your mind and reduces distraction, ego, ignorance etc.
Breath and just don't think, just be, don't gaze through what you are looking at, don't analyse it just keep your focus intently on it, one place,
when mind wanders let it go, come back and just focus again, just keep doing this, if you start going fuzzy or spaced out again focus on the object
awake, look but don't analyse or give any meaning to it.
As your thoughts and focus drift, appear just come back and be there not thinking "ive got to meditate on nothing just look" allow that to go away
just look again.
Eventually you will merge with the object or the barriers between you and it will break down
The observer becomes the observed.
A very good meditation according to Lama for breaking seperation of "this" "that" "there" "here" "me" "you"
As even if you have the right emotions and compassion to want to help others and see them as equal, if you don't teach your senses this, or break the
habits and pathways of conditioned there and here, you will never get to the place where automatically in everything you see "one".
Which as many have said and supported here is the answer to the OP's Question.
[edit on 3-2-2009 by MischeviousElf]