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Re: Kasinas

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:01 pm


PeterB wrote:It struck me looking at the photo that the carpet doesn't help does it ? :tongue:

Maybe if they're busy and run out of kasina boards, you have to look at the carpet instead. :tongue:

Excellent pictures though... thanks for sharing!

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Re: Kasinas

Postby PeterB » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:45 am

Dazzlebling wrote:Seems likely that some methods used in Color Therapy - eg focusing on and/or visualising colored discs may have originated with the Kasinas.


I think this is the case. I met one of the founders of Colour Therapy, whose name escapes me but it was Thomas something, and he spoke about kasinas.

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Re: Kasinas

Postby PeterB » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:57 am

I have just remembered. it was Theo Gimbel, not Thomas anything...perhaps I need colour therapy. :cry:

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Re: Kasinas

Postby Thanavuddho » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:14 pm

Luang Poo Bunyarit (01) Beginning of practice

Luang Poo Bunyarit about his practice right after becoming a monk, chosing kasina as his primary meditation object.
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