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Practice Right Meditation

You are not your contents


What Is Wrong Meditation?

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“Be the witness of your thoughts.” —Gautama Buddha

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13

“When our mind works freely without any hindrance, and is at liberty to ‘come’ or to ‘go’, we attain Samadhi of Prajna, or liberation. Such a state is called the function of ‘thoughtlessness’. But to refrain from thinking of anything, so that all thoughts are suppressed is to be Dharma ridden, and this is an erroneous view.” —Huineng


WRONG MEDITATION

  • The only concern is with the conscious control of the attention.
  • Identity is left to chance in darkness.

RIGHT MEDITATION

  • The primary concern is with the conscious control of the identity.
  • The secondary concern is with the conscious control of the attention as it assists in the conscious control of the identity.

AWARENESS

Become aware of identity as self-consciousness. Develop awareness of the self as the vessel: the container for the contents.

  • Develop awareness of the vessel as a transceiver: both receiving and resending signals from other sources.

ATTENTION

Use attention to tune into both what your vessel is and what your identity is. Use attention to remain aware of what you are attaching your identity to.

  • Use your attention to remain aware of the need to detach from the knowledge of good and evil, and to reattach to your vessel.

IDENTITY

Practice moving your identity from anything but your vessel back to your vessel without fighting or arguing. Do not fight, resist, change, or control anything that identity is attached to–rather–simply detach your identity from things/thoughts and reattach your identity to your vessel.

  • Move your identity from the contents to the container by paying attention to what your identity and the container are.

FREEDOM FOR ATTENTION

The right goal for meditation is the total freedom of attention or the unrestrained response of attention. As it is now, you control with darkness, a.k.a. suppression, what you will allow yourself to see and hear inside. Wrong meditation seeks to control attention. Attention must be set free for honesty to occur.


CONTROL IDENTITY

  • There are two goals for right meditation: (1) freed attention; (2) controlled identity.

In practice this means that you follow out whatever is in you without trying to change, control, reframe, or deny it in any way: freed attention. It also means that you resist identifying with anything other than your vessel nature: controlled identity.


ATTACHMENT

  • You want your attention to be free and unattached.
  • You want your identity to be attached only to self.
  • You want your attention to be able to go to any contents.
  • You want your identity to be able to go to only the container.

6 FORCES DEMAND YOUR ATTENTION

FIDTOC 6 Forces for Attention

Since your attention is easily grabbed by any one of six forces, you will do better by learning to follow out your attention than you will be learning to try to control or suppress your attention.


From Daily Dose of Discernment

#Accept #Follow: 2017-10-16

• Accept all feelings and follow them into the light.

• Accept all thoughts and walk with them into the light.

• Distraction from hearing out feelings also needs to be heard out.

• Interference with walking out thoughts also needs to be walked out.

• Resistance in the forms of change, control, and denial is more material that needs to be accepted and followed out.


Related Pages

  1. 5 Keys for Right Meditation
  2. 5 Step Solution to Self-Esteem
  3. Choose Higher when Tempted by Lower
  4. Focus on 3 Truths for Right Identity
  5. J. Krishnamurti: List of External Links
  6. Meditation Simplified
  7. Temptation: A Strategy to Overcome
  8. Three Kinds of Meditation
  9. Yoga Practice Points

Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” —John 3:19

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13

“Facts can’t feel.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Facts can’t figure.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Facts can’t fix.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not do.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not get it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not know.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge has no intelligence.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge is not it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” —Betty Smith

“Meditation is doing nothing but hosting.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“No day but today.” —Aphorism

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin

“Observe it away.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Right meditation is the control of identity and the freeing of attention.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“So to understand what is requires a state of mind in which there is no identification or condemnation, which means a mind that is alert yet passive.” —J. Krishnamurti in The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume V, p. 50

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —I John 1:5

“Waiting on God while bringing all to the light is perfect meditation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you claim nothing, wait on God, and keep all in the Light, then you are living in a state of pure meditation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” —Ephesians 5:14

“Wilt thou, then, my soul, never be good and simple and one and naked, more manifest than the body which surrounds thee?” —Marcus Aurelius

“You are free to host anything as long as you only host, that is, as long as you do nothing but host.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

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