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Introduction to lovingkindness meditation
The Metta Bhavana is a meditation for developing lovingkindness.
“Bhavana” means “cultivation” or “development,” and “Metta” is a word that means “love,” “friendliness,” or “lovingkindness.” So this is a meditation practice where we actively cultivate some very positive emotional states towards others, as well as to ourselves.
May I be well
May I be happy
May I be free from suffering
May my friends be well
May my friends be happy
May my friends be free from suffering
May those beings I do not personally know be well
May those beings I do not personally know be happy
May those beings I do not personally know be free from suffering
May those I thought to be enemies be well
May those I thought to be enemies be happy
May those I thought to be enemies be free from suffering
May all sentient beings everywhere be well
May all sentient beings everywhere be happy
May all sentient beings everywhere be free from suffering
I am kind
I am patient
I am loving
I am caring
I help others.
Originally posted by Free4Ever2
An update on my experience with these meditations!
I have been using both th bach and compassion for two days straight now and i must say ifeel fantastic, i reached a state of trance in notime at all and had a little look inside my mind, what i saw was phenomonal
I have just finished todays meditation and feel in a state of bliss, the worlds tones seem alot clearer to me now and i feel a deeper connection to alot more people
Thanks again guys peace and love to you all xx
Originally posted by bonthan
Oh man just tried your Bach to the Future. Amazing work. I tried some commercial relaxing binaural audios and so far non of them achieve this level of relaxation. When the ocean waves hit I felt like I was floating. Great work to you and miss_silver.
Edit: I wonder if this is good for lucid dreaming.
Originally posted by seataka
In Tibet, monks would travel from monastery to monastery, to meditate in each monastery, sitting between the pair of bronze temple bells... Each bell was detuned from the other just slightly... a few Hz, to tens of Herz... add to that the overtones of the shapes of each monastery, add to that styles of humming from a room full of monks...
No two sets of temple bells were identical.. so monks would spends lifetimes traveling form monastery to monastery. Until the advent of Robert Monro's Binaural Beat Hemi-Sync tapes, one would have to travel from temple to temple throughout Tibet to experience what one can get out of a few dozen of Robert Monroe's tapes.
Robert Monroe was first to use the phrase OBE, Out of Body Experience in his 1966 book on the subject.
Link to the Monroe Institute (Which does not do any advertising of any kind)
I have been doing Monroe's tapes since 1992 and cannot recommend them highly enough... I'd suggest their "Gateway Series".. which also creates some defensive habits (using repetition and invocations) for safe travels).
I do not talk about my experiences as I now believe that telling you would make me thief - as I would be stealing from you some of the joy of discovery you will experience as you do The Gateway Series...
Unlike other belief systems and *ologys etc, who can only at best, rearrange the furniture in your mind, Robert Monroe's HemiSynce shows you where the door is.
In David Morehouse's book, Psychic Warrior, he describes the protocols used at the remote viewing project at Ft Meade (across the highway from NSA).. in it he refers to "Cool Down tapes" used before RV sessions. Those tapes came from the Monroe Institute
Originally posted by Destroyed
The power of the emotions I go through when I listen to this unbeliveable. Thank you oh so very much.
Originally posted by seataka
re Pineal gland or seat of the soul
I read somewhere that the Pineal structure has rods and cones (Like your eyeball uses to see with) facing the interior which is filled with a semiconducting gel.
Originally posted by BazzeMan
Well, this one got me to finally sign up to ATS after lurking for a year or two. This track is wonderful!
I've been having trouble getting to sleep all my life but after listening to this beautiful peace of work I sleep like a baby. Last night i even had a lucid dream!
Thanks Thanks Thanks a lot to the people who created this!
Greetz from Holland.
Originally posted by nunya13
I have a serious problem getting my mind to shut up. I try not to force it. I try to focus on my breathing and it works for a little bit only to find myself talking things out in my head again and then I will go back to concentrating on my breathing. This pretty much goes on the entire time with nary a true moment of complete relaxation.
I guess I should include the times I do "meditate" while going to sleep by concentrating on my breathing and that actually helps me go to sleep alot better. Sometimes I just plain forget to even do that though.
Onto my experience with this track:
Downloaded it onto my MP3 player, got into the bathtub with a lighted candle and some lavender oil. Popped the phones into my ears. I love the beginning song. I can't explain the emotion it gives me. It's so beautiful.
I found the abrupt breaks between some of the tracks a bit jolting. I think I had too much going on with the candle light flikering and I put a little too much lavendar oil in the bathtub. I had to try not to concentrate on those things too much.
I did feel very relaxed. I had slight visions of what space looks like pouring into a blackhole. I found this to be relaxing as well. I still found myself having to get away from talking in my head and focus again on my breathing. There was a brief period that I noticed my breathing changed to being shallow and it was as if I could not control it (didn't feel like I wasn't breathing right though). I only did half an hour. I forgot that I should have done it for 15 then sat for 15. Instead I listened for half an hour and then I had to basically bring myself to even be able to pull the phones out of my ears. It seemed to take some effort, though not too much. The first time I opened my eyes they popped back closed but I forced them open because the water was getting cold and I need to GET OUT!
I felt very relaxed and calm for the rest of the night and it has carried over to today, for the most part. I'm a high strung person, meaning I get worked up, stressed out, and excited easily. But I've felt closer to "even-ness" today.
Some additional tip would be good and maybe, if there's any, some assurance that it's normal to have trouble quieting my brain?
Edit to add: Is it normal to hear those background sounds that I assumed were there to induce the different brain waves? Kinda sounds like a pulsating humming tone that slows down or speeds up sporadically (or seemingly sporadically)?
Originally posted by mandrake
Thank you so much! this is by far the most useful thread I've ever come across during all my time here.
I tried meditating while listening to this music and the result was amazing.
First - It took me minimal effort to achieve a state of meditation. Normally when I meditate without this music I concentrate on my breathing but I have problems because negative thoughts ad worries always distract me. But when listening to this music, it's as though all those thoughts and worries were all blocked out and left only a state of peace.
Second - I don't know if anyone has the same experience but while meditating with this music I seem to envision a bright white light in front of my eyes. Normally when I meditate I do have these bright lights but they were never as bright and brilliant as this and it was also associated with a sense of peace and relaxation.
That was my first time and I tried it for only 10 minutes
I'll try it again tonight for 30 minutes, it should be wonderful
Originally posted by truthbknown
reply to post by OmegaPoint
New member here so please excuse spelling, grammer etc!
I've been doing meditation for about two years now with and arey
of different music, sounds etc and I just finished the Compassion
Here is what my experience was......first thing that happened was
my Amygdalas started clicking with out me thinking of doing it which
stimulated my frontal lobe region. This feeling went to the roof of my mouth and my upper row of teeth(no idea why I just said that)lol
Next my body temp. was really warm which hasen't happen before
in my meditations, and the thirty min. seemed like only fifteen min.
I also seemed to seperate the wave sounds from the binurial beats
which is new to me. Sh*t I hope I can sleep tonight
and last I had a vision of me atop a hill over looking a large town or city and at the other end of town was a mountain, but the top wasen't covered in snow it was covered in gold!!!
Well thats all I have for now, going to try to sleep, wish me luck!
and feel free to comment.
Absolving Karma There are two types of souls here on Earth: those fulfilling a karma profile (most of the population) and those fulfilling a destiny profile (small portion of the population). Karma is something that goes back beyond this incarnation and can be something that has lasted for what in Earth years would be measured as tens and hundreds of thousands of years. Until karma is absolved, the souls must continue with lessons in its current energies. It is the explanation for why people come into the world with birth defects, handicaps, and illness. It is the reason life events are setup for the individual the way they fall. Most often they are specifically intertwined with prior incarnations events that lead to current events. The process of absolving karma is circumstantial due to it being the specific karma that soul has created for their self. There is no unilateral method for freeing of karma. The biggest blanket concept would be forgiveness of all. The best way to my knowledge to determine karma is to go into deep meditation and begin exploration. With how little time is left before the cycle actually closes, the sooner one can start this process, the better.
Originally posted by doubledutch
Oh and one last question...in your (or anyone else's) experience is sahaja yoga a good idea, the right choice. I had an amazing experience awakening my kundalini yesterday but just want to make sure im on the right path