Aim: The Antidote for Sloth and Torpor
The jhānic factor of vitakka or aim has the specific power to open and refresh the mind. It makes the mind alive and open. Thus, when the mind is continually and diligently trying to be accurate in aiming at the object, sloth and torpor do not arise. A mind attacked by drowsiness is a mind that has been constricted and withered. Vitakka is the antidote to thina middha.
makarasilapin wrote:i would contact a meditation teacher rather than ask people on an internet forum
barcsimalsi wrote:makarasilapin wrote:i would contact a meditation teacher rather than ask people on an internet forum
Thanks, was thinking the same yet i'm still interested with the variety of answers might get from this forum and was confident with the knowledge and wisdom of many forum members whom i think are equally capable of teaching.
makarasilapin wrote:you'll just pick out a response that agrees with you.
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