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Don't like to meditate

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby BlackBird » Wed May 15, 2013 1:03 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby Kamran » Wed May 15, 2013 1:45 am

Why not try listening to some pep-talks while focusing on your breath ? The vast majority Thai forest talks are basically pep talks designed to motivate you to meditate.

Thanissaro Bikhu's 15 min talks can be very inspiring.

He covers the problem you are having, and most others you'll encounter at www.dhammatalks.org
"Silence gives answers"

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

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Re: Don't like to meditate

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby Crazy cloud » Wed May 15, 2013 8:15 am

In my own prep for meditation - the instinctive feeling of doing somthing bad by sitting and doing nothing, was a considerable obstacle. My childhood programming (thanks parents and their parents ... :clap: ) "told" me that I had no right to just sit there ... So I just had to let go of that bad software

I love my lazy bones ... :mrgreen:
your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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Re: Don't like to meditate

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby manas » Wed May 15, 2013 8:06 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby marc108 » Thu May 16, 2013 12:27 am

great advice in this thread!
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby Helyron » Thu May 16, 2013 4:13 pm

Try different meditation types (attentiveness ...), different times, different clothes, different poses and if it you still do not like it, let it be. But there are so many different kinds of meditation that I could not believe that. For example walking meditation. ;)
Start free-thinking, start living.

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Re: Don't like to meditate

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby 2600htz » Sat May 18, 2013 2:58 pm

Hihi:

My advice, do not meditate! haha, take some time off.
Meditation its supposed to be a fun thing, what u are doing is having dislike (craving) to something, and u are pushing it trying to change that aversion into something else. And that will cause a lot of tightness until u finally say ok cant take it anymore and u will change your pattern.
If u take some time off u will begin to see how that pushing was causing tightness, and thats the actual meditation!, seeing how u went from a unwholesome state into a wholesome, and that will provide u with interest into how mind works and meditation in general.

Take care.

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Re: Don't like to meditate

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Re: Don't like to meditate

Postby Zenainder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:24 pm

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