FAQ Tag: meditation

Why should the Spiritual Friend be a human being, why not a pet, for example?

You will develop a stronger feeling of Metta with a personal or human connection. That is also why we want the person to be alive and not dead. We want them…
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November 24, 2020 0

Why should I start with one single spiritual friend, instead of radiating to the beings in all directions, as is found in the Suttas?

Good question. This is a deviation that Bhante Vimalaramsi did. He took it from the Visuddhimagga. It turned out to make the meditation easier for people to start with. It’s like…
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November 24, 2020 0

I have an itch, can I move?

No, please don’t move at all. Don’t adjustment or move the body in any way. You can swallow and slightly adjust the head if necessary, but that’s all.  It’s important…
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November 24, 2020 0

After 6R’ing some tension in the forehead, the tension doesn’t go away. It even increases. What can I do?

6R it once and Return to the object of meditation.  You aren’t going to eliminate the headache or tension in one go, but you can Release your attention from it.…
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November 24, 2020 0

I have a knot in my forehead. I have a headache. Is that tension? What to do?

If you are meditating and a headache, or some sort of painful feeling in the head, starts to arise, yes, it’s probably because you are trying too hard. Remember, meditating…
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November 24, 2020 0

When I 6R, I don’t notice the feeling of any tension in my head. What do I do?

The tension is there, but you may not be able to feel it yet.  It can be quite subtle. Later you will start to recognize it, so just Release and…
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November 24, 2020 0

I have a lot of Doubt, how can I overcome it?

Just use the 6R’s. It is only one of the five hindrances. Doubt is just a thought.   Can you observe it and then let it go?  It isn’t yours – you…
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November 24, 2020 0

Is it OK to synchronize the feeling of Metta with my breathing?

No, please don’t do that. Let go of the breath completely, as this will help you to get deeper into the meditation. You observe the feeling of Loving-kindness. Later on you…
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November 24, 2020 0

How strong does the feeling of Loving-kindness / Metta have to be to progress?

It doesn’t have to be strong – it just needs to be continuous.  Make sure you 6R whenever your mind wanders.  So, whenever you forgot you were actually meditating. Every…
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November 24, 2020 0

Help, I just can’t feel Loving-kindness. It’s either weak or not there.

Don’t worry! In the beginning, it can be difficult or awkward to bring up that warm, glowing feeling of Loving-kindness.  These videos may help you to bring this feeling of…
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November 23, 2020 0