Vedic Meditation - My Experience and What is it?
Sup fellas! I thought I would share my experience. I have been meditating for the past month and I really enjoy it. I am talking to my self less and getting less angry. I also feel better overall.
I have been practicing Vidic Meditation. If you do not know what that is…. Well it’s one of the oldest type of meditation, the most effortless, and natural forms of meditation. It wasn’t designed for people whose spiritual path involves detaching from society. There is no focusing, concentrating or contemplating involved – and you don’t have to control the mind in any way. The technique feels natural, simple and effortless because you never have to ‘try’ to meditate. You never feel that you have to try to push thoughts away or concentrate on images. You won’t be reliant upon CDs, DVDs, or headphones in order to experience the deepest states of your awareness.
I use a 100% FREE app called 1 GIANT MIND. It teaches it and also has a 12 day program to help you learn it.
I have tried the Headspace APP breath mediation, but found this method much more effective.
After 20 min of meditating, I feel like I have slept for hours.
Does anyone here preform Vidic Meditation? If so what are your thoughts?
You're in essence repeating a mantra over and over again?
sounds interesting, I'm sticking to Tolle now, but will keep on eye on this. I never really managed to build meditation into my routines, so an app with challenging is quite promising actually.
'You never feel that you have to try to push thoughts away or concentrate on images. ' that is a bit weird imo. I mean the whole being presence thing is about not letting thoughts define you, bringing you away from the now.
So what is your experience on that?
Yes, you are repeating a mantra in your head over and over agin but there are some techniques that you use, for example letting go of the outcome and not forcing it etc..
I feel like am going to sleep but I am not. I also perspirat and feel that I have sleept for hours in just 20 minutes of meditation.
dude that's interesting. I do vipassana meditation, no other meditation has ever worked for me before I started with this one.
It's the opposite of what you describe in that you treat your mind like a wild animal and repeatedly bring it back to center, focused on being in your body and not at all in your mind. You do so without resistance, the mind will do what the mind will do and it is your job to be it's tamer.
Essentially you're objectively observing both pain and pleasure and study their impermanence. Thus teaching you to remove attachment. It works off the dichotomy of craving/aversion, you're either craving a high or fearing a low. You can stop attributing positive or negative conotations to what you expereince though thus stripping the "mental" aspect away and greatly reducing the attachment. Once you've mastered being inside your body you learn to disect sensations and sit with them for hours to observe their impermanence. One of my later sessions in the course, I was sitting for an hour and a half with intense hip pain knowing that moving would violate my practice. So I held on through all the tricks my mind played on me and by the 2nd hour the sensation that seemed so intense had disappated.
The effect it has is profound and should be studied by neurologists. What you'll come to understand is that your body is feeling some form of pain/pleasure at all times and your brain is ALWAYS attuned to it and processing these sensations. What then happens is unless you're tuned in (which most of us aren't) you'll start attributing internal pains or pleasures to outside stimuli and thus condition your brain to want or fear certain stimuli. What the meditation does is break this conditioning and give you the tools to prevent further connections being made.
I could tell you from personal experience that I've sat on a cushion in pain for 2 hours only to stand up and literally have a traumatic memory (that would cause me bodily pain whenever I thought about it) fade from my mind. Something that haunted me literally just disappeared.
Currently it's the most powerful tool I've ever experienced for imbuing consciousness.
What about "no mind", have you guys experienced or attempted to bring this about?
I'm assuming you mean total presence? where you don't even have to try to reel in your mind because it's just not there.
The workshop I went to is abit different because you're basically prodding your ego to flare up so you can excercise trauma. The instructor even compares the practice to surgery, going deeper and deper into wounds to disinfect them.
As far as no mind, most prominent times I've experienced it would actually be listening to Eckhart. He makes you recognize you Ego in the moment as you're listening to him and it kind of just breaks away.
Everything becomes more beautiful, almost as if you've been watching life in 1080p and just upgraded to the NoMind 4k edition.
I found that it's always a struggle to maintain for an extended period of time as I encounter things in the wolrd that I'm in reaction to. Currently going through a pretty significat transformation though in terms of my own trauma, curious if I would be able to maintain the NoMind state longer or even indefinitely
Obviously you guys have spent a lot of time in this area to see what works best. Any tips for someone just trying to get into meditation? I just started reading The Power of Now, which is giving some good insight
So once the old trauma and such comes up, what do you do with it?
So when talking about the depth of the surgery it anchors on how equanimous you are. You're developing a skill of remaining non-reactive to bodily sensations the more time you spend meditating.
The trauma boils up as bodily sensations first and foremost. At that point it usually has no memory linked to it because you are focusing on inhabigitng your body and not drifting off into mind matter.
The trauma itself will just fly away if you remain non-reactive to the bodily sensation. So for example the aforementioned 2hr meditation where I had an intesnse hip pain surface and then disappate brought to the surface a memory that I felt lose it's grip on me. Only boiled to the surface after I was done meditating and went to reflect after though.
You become non-reactive to your body, then through psycho-somatic link non-reactive to memories/trauma holding you.
The techniques ONLY fault. Is that it doesn't teach you how to stop creating new traumas and reactive patterns other than to sustain the practice of meditating 2hrs a day.
That's when the cognitive behavioural therapy can step in. But essentially it's much easier to introduce CBT who does this meditation because they will be WAAYY more privy to their reactive patterns.
I really dealt with alot of demons those 10-days
Want to correct my previous point regarding the technique's only "flaw".
The assertion was incorrect, I was crediting this feeling of craving/aversion to something that the technique couldn't fix. I now realize that it is just a part of being human. I don't want the craving/aversion to stop, both of those sensations are guiding me to grow. When I overcome a challenge, it is only a short time before I look to overcome a new, greater challenge and the whole process of going into fear starts again. That is how we build towards something, we start small and build towards bigger and bigger obstacles/achievements. Fear is my internal true north. Going into it excites me. The discomfort is to be felt out, darkness to be illuminated.
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Yep this is a good post I like the input from Niv. I'm curious what else he's gotten into with it.
I'm curious everyone else's input on this topic as well. Caliph just put out a solid post on it with some good input from Lez Luthor.
Everyone that went through the training program was put through meditation training so y'all have input to give here.
I thought I would share my experience getting less angry. I feel better overall.
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