Ben wrote:Greetings Robert,
Keep doing what you are doing. Keep your attention firmly on the primary object of meditation for as long as possible without interruption.
My advice to you is not to develop an attachment for nor craving for the experience or other exotic experiences.
Keep up your practice.
Robert wrote:Cittasanto: Generally outside meditation, I am tranquil. If I find that my mind is overcome by any sort of hindrance and I do become overtly analytical, I bring my attention to the breath, which soothes and relaxes me so I am more aware of the present moment.
The most common hindrance I find my mind wanders off to is sensual desire, which I try to overcome by telling myself that it is not the object that is pleasant but my perception of it. Only on rare occasions do I worry or get angry with anything. All in all I try to incorporate the aspects of practice in daily life.
Robert wrote:Thanks for your suggestions and I will definitely look into the suttas you suggest! Although I am aware of insight practices, and do try to bring mindfulness into daily life, I want to first be able to concentrate deeply on a consistent basis before beginning a deeper insight practice.
On another note regarding the meditation experience, is sound. As tranquility deepens there is a "ringing" sound in my ears. First it appears in the right ear but then it is more encompassing. The sound seems to "vibrate" in tune with the rest of the experience, i.e. the breath, body and tranquility. It does not distort the attention, though I am aware of it. Any thoughts on this?
wikipedeia wrote:Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head.
polarbuddha101 wrote:Anyone ever get a high pitched ringing in their ears for maybe 5 to 30 seconds duration just every once in a while, as in less than once a month and usually just in one ear? I'm not sure if I ever had it in both. I always thought I was just picking up a high pitched sound wave from some sort of technology every once in a while but now it seems like, from what I've read, that I just have very very occasional tinnitus. Is the nada sound this same sort of sound, a steady high pitched technology sounding note that is perfectly constant until it leaves? Also, is nada just self induced tinnitus? People with tinnitus apparently can hear all kinds of different sounds from ringing, to running water, etc. etc. (I've only ever heard the sound I describe at the beginning of this post) is nada the same, can it be different sounds or is it just one kind of sound?
well, the guy above me kinda negates a couple of things I wrote but I'll leave them up, maybe I'll get some interesting answers
Robert wrote:Marc: Can you perhaps indicate where one could find out more about this type of concentration, which is found in vedic yogic meditation?
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