Divine Eye for Deep Meditation?

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Divine Eye for Deep Meditation?

Postby K.Dhamma » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:18 pm

Have any of you heard that the psychic power divine eye is needed in deeper meditation? Is this a valid concern? Also, if it is, why?
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Divine Eye for Deep Meditation?

Postby daverupa » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:32 pm

K.Dhamma wrote:Have any of you heard that the psychic power divine eye is needed in deeper meditation? Is this a valid concern? Also, if it is, why?


I understand that some sorts of meditation can result in such perceptions, but they are not essential in terms of the goals of Dhamma practice, so I don't think it's a concern.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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