Well, last night I tried the skeleton meditation. Well, my chi was unleashed and haven't felt this way with my meditation for a while. Then, my
third eye could only see a black hole or black light. According to the author, my heart chakras was open. It was quite intense. Of course, I
couldn't sleep well last night because my body was flooded with Chi.
Here is a great passage from the author:
"In other words, the Mahayana spiritual path of cultivation is to try to attain one-pointed concentration in the midst of worldly hustle and bustle,
and you constantly test yourself in the world of troubles rather than in the silence of isolation. This road of practice really has you proving the
truth of emptiness. You have to put lots of work into perfecting your outward behavior at the same time that you are cultivating your mind, and you
must learn to look at everything that comes your way as if it were a dream. The results of this sort of practice are very strong, for as Zen master
Hakuin said, "Meditation in the midst of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness."
This Mahayana means of cultivation is actually more difficult than a Hinayana retreat in solitary seclusion because you need a great unselfish mind to
accomplish this way. You need to love and accept people, and you need mercy and compassion to take care of others and do the difficult things you vow
to do while receiving slander, misunderstanding and suffering in return. Working for the benefit of others involves a lot of pain and trouble, yet you
must still find the time to meditate in all this mess; otherwise, you will just become an ordinary charity worker with worldly rather than worldly and
spiritual merit. In that case, life will quickly pass by, and while you will accumulate merit for the path, you will achieve no level of spiritual
You might accumulate a vast amount of merit like a Mother Teresa or Albert Schweitzer in this way, but you will achieve little in terms of true
cultivation attainment when you do not engage in meditation practice as well. Meditation practice is the only way to purify the mind and attain
spiritual states, for you cannot clean the mind by thinking pretty thoughts, or by replacing old thoughts with new ones.
On the Mahayana path you have to face many people and many troubles, but if your vows of mercy and compassion are great enough, sometimes you can
reach Tao even quicker along this route. This is possible because your merit will grow astronomically, and because you will develop sufficient prajna
wisdom to be able to detach from, or skillfully deal with, all the various distractions, disturbances and disruptions of modern life. Those following
the Hinayana road usually just become meditation teachers, but those following the Mahayana path can become generals, kings, saints and all sorts of
Some of his passages are very dense though.