DAWN wrote:Actualy this stability of concentration is absorbtion of mind by this dhamma. Like listening music, dancing, or sport. Mind is absorbed and feel stability, thas makes illusion of pure concentration.
When the ground is flooded, we cant see what is hidden under.
wait,are you saying that when your absorbed your not concentrating.I play xbox and it takes a lot of concentrating and alertness.I think it's not that we're not concentrating.The difference between meditation and playing video games is the object we are concentrating on..
Concentrating on the breath would be much calmer since we neither attach or push away from it.
We are focused on a fixed point.
Concentrating on video games makes us excited.We change from being attached to pushing away in a matter of seconds.Happy when you score points and hating it when your losing points.
We are constantly changing our focus..running,jumping etc..
Which is why none of us seem calm after a game..more like agitated and impulsive or just worn out.
Yes you are concentrated, but purity of this kind of concentration is not your true concentration purity.
Because the mind is flooded, and impurity of mind is hidden by weter.
What is that mean?
It mean that under ocean, when your mind is absorbed by the game/music/cinema/dance/sport etc..., when thre is a lot of water, we can hide all that you want, all problems, all negative side, all impurity, so we see only the water, smooth, calm and shiny. But when water go off, when your mind is no more absorbed, is no more flooded, so all become visible, all that was hidden by water, all impurity is here... And go clear all this can take a lot of time, practice, and effort.
So whet peoples do? They go play a game, watch TV, take drugs... they go flood their mind to hide all again. And an practitiones say to himselv : Oh it's ok, i'a concentrated, i keep my minfulness, it's cool, i keep playing !
But there is a trap.
This trap is that when our mind is flooded, whet there is an ocean, we can continue to drop all in water... aniway it's not visible, so it's not exist. But it's become a problem when the water go off... And what we do? We take a much more water to hide all this. And more and more and more.
It's an illusion of practice. We have to be carefull.