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Tips for a noisy meditation

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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

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If you think nibbana is better than samsara, then you've missed the point - Ajahn Sumedho

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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:54 pm

Do you live with family, or is it shared accommodation with fellow tenants....?

The former is bad luck, :console: the latter could be changed.....
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You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

Postby Mkoll » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:14 am

A book is a source. What book?
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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:14 pm

Very cool. So it sounds like 6 or 7.5 hours is a good amount for a full night's sleep, depending on how much sleep your body needs. 9 hours is likely to be too much.
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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

Postby VinceField » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:57 am

Sounds about right, although there are theories that humans were actually designed to sleep in smaller segments spaced out throughout a 24 hour period, usually consisting of one to three cycles per sleep segment, as it is said that this is how early humans slept before the creation of industrial societies and electricity.

I actually sleep this way about half of the week due to my work schedule. On the the three days I have to wake up early I usually sleep for three cycles, and then sleep for another one or two cycles about 5 hours later. Although I am usually pretty tired for the initial waking period, I feel fully rested after the second sleep segment. This sleep schedule is also extremely beneficial for inducing lucid dreams and out of body experiences, for at the end of the second segment one's body and mind are naturally in the ideal conditions and it is a nearly effortless process. With proper intention and technique these experiences are almost guaranteed at the end of the second segment.

Dreams normally occur at the end of each sleep cycle for the average person, so awaking after a dream is an indicator that a full cycle of sleep has just been completed. This may help if you are interested in keeping track of your sleep cycles.

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Re: Tips for a noisy meditation

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Sleep cycles and detoxification

Postby Denisa » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:05 pm

When playing with sleep cycles better not to mess with the natural detoxification process of the body. Otherwise we might end up with cancer. Years back I read about this in a research article which is not available online, but if someone interested might be helpful.


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