Meditation Essentials 01 Basis of Meditation AUDIO Popular

Meditation Essentials 01 Basis of Meditation AUDIO

Meditation is an act of consciousness. Meditation is a state of consciousness. Meditation is a type of perception.

Meditation is not a technique, it is not “spacing out” or daydreaming, it is not a way to avoid problems or avoid life. Meditation is not about having some type of sensational ecstasy with physical sensations.

Instead, real meditation is a form of perception in which the consciousness is awake, free of conditioning, utterly liberated, simple, happy, perceiving. Meditation is a conscious perception. All of us perceive through our eyes, nose, skin, ears, and tongue, but meditation is not based in any of those senses; it is perception with a different sense, with a different range and different power. We all have that, but it is latent, asleep, undeveloped.

Consciousness provides the seed, and meditation is the state where it is fully activated.

If you want an effective meditation practice, you need to know these essentials:

  • Observation of Facts
  • Consciousness (Soul, Buddha nature, Essence, Awareness, Perception)
  • The Tree of Life (Kabbalah), the Wheel of Becoming (Bhavachakra), and the many dimensions of nature
  • Levels of spiritual instruction (Sutrayana, Mahayana, Tantrayana)
  • Concentration, Imagination, Liberation (Shamatha, Vipashyana, Samadhi / Calm Abiding and Insight)
  • Three Higher Trainings: Ethics, Meditation, Profound Wisdom (Sila, Samadhi, Prajna)

Read the lecture transcription: The Basis of Meditation


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