Images: The Fourth Hurdle in Meditation
As you sit down to meditate, trying to build your concentration, random images start bombarding you. It's a hurdle.
Laziness in Meditation
An elephant is the sign of dullness in meditation. A skilled meditator uses acceptance and alertness to tame it.
Two Types of Meditation
"One who understands the reality of one thing, knows the reality of everything." - The Venerable One
Traṭaka — The Practice of Still Gaze
Trataka, or the practice of still gaze, is the art of perfecting and stilling your gaze. It's a must for a serious meditator.
Shravana – The Practice of Listening
Good listening requires that you are attentive, in the present moment. And living in the present immediately makes you calm like a lake.
Ekagrata — The Practice of Concentration
The practice of concentration is an absolute must for any meditator. It is the basis of meditation, in fact.
From Conversations to Concentration
For good meditation and for a great memory, a meditator must develop the concentration of an archer.
Sankalpa: The Practice of Resolve
Sankalpa is often compared to the perfectly stable and still Himalayas. A sincere seeker's resolve is like the Himalayas.
Meditation and Thoughts
In the beginning, thoughts continue to bother, unsettle and distract the meditator. With persistence and patience, the good meditator rises above them.