Dropping head, drooling and swallowing reflex in meditation

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Re: Dropping head, drooling and swallowing reflex in meditat

Postby Kumara » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:45 am

You're most welcome. There's a typo in the red part, right?

Sati1 wrote:-drooling is no longer a problem when the head stops dropping and one prevents saliva from accumulating in the mind.
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Re: Dropping head, drooling and swallowing reflex in meditat

Postby Sati1 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:10 am

lol! certainly we hope that that never happens :shock:
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"I do not perceive even one other thing, o monks, that when developed and cultivated entails such great happiness as the mind" (AN 1.10, transl. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi)
"So this spiritual life, monks, does not have gain, honor, and renown for its benefit, or the attainment of moral discipline for its benefit, or the attainment of concentration for its benefit, or knowledge and vision for its benefit. But it is this unshakable liberation of mind that is the goal of this spiritual life, its heartwood, and its end," (MN 29, transl. Ven Bhikkhu Bodhi)
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Re: Dropping head, drooling and swallowing reflex in meditat

Postby daverupa » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Resting the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth, somewhere near the juncture of the hard & soft palate, is a good way to prevent saliva accumulation.
    "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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Re: Dropping head, drooling and swallowing reflex in meditat

Postby Sati1 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:58 pm

Thanks, daverupa, I will try that if saliva continues to be a problem.
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"I do not perceive even one other thing, o monks, that when developed and cultivated entails such great happiness as the mind" (AN 1.10, transl. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi)
"So this spiritual life, monks, does not have gain, honor, and renown for its benefit, or the attainment of moral discipline for its benefit, or the attainment of concentration for its benefit, or knowledge and vision for its benefit. But it is this unshakable liberation of mind that is the goal of this spiritual life, its heartwood, and its end," (MN 29, transl. Ven Bhikkhu Bodhi)
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