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Postby clw_uk » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:43 pm

Has anyone ever used them?
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Re: Kasinas

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:17 pm

just fire kasina,

but i was thinking about making some color ones..
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Re: Kasinas

Postby clw_uk » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:53 pm

How do you find using them, would you recomend it?
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Re: Kasinas

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:14 pm

Hi Craig

Do you have a copy of the Vissudhimagga?
There are some instructions for the construction of kasinas in that work.
I haven't heard of anyone teaching kasina meditation or someone who can give you guidance.
Maybe those more knowledgeable can help.
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Re: Kasinas

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:23 pm

clw_uk wrote:How do you find using them, would you recomend it?

i'd recomend trying kasina if you think you need a different type of meditation or your meditation just isnt working for you.
theyre different than say focusing on the breath or abdomen. i dont really practice the kasina too much, theres very little info out there on them.
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Re: Kasinas

Postby clw_uk » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:59 pm

I have looked at the path to purification but dont find the advice to helpful thanks for the advice though :smile:

Think I will just stick to my usual mediation for now and maybe try them later on, mostly because I cant find any advice on how to use them on internet and dont have a teacher I can ask .

Thanks for the posts though guys

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