lately while practice Anapanasati meditation, as my mind quietens and my breath begins to become more shallow, my awarness of it is overtaken by the sensation of taste where the tip of the tongue is in contact with the mouth. the longer i sit, the more pronounced this taste becomes.
last night i just remained aware of the sensation of taste for as long as i could and found my level of concentration becoming stronger than it would on the breath, almost becoming 'absorbed' in the taste
does anyone have any references for meditating with sensation of taste as the object in sitting meditation. i know one should be mindful of taste when eating but i n regards to a sitting meditation should i just ignore it and keep concentrating on the breath?
i wonder is it a craving as ive began drinking coffee and eating biscuits again recently?
thanks for any advise or suggestions
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......
Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28