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Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Andrew Nyerere, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Andrew Nyerere

    Andrew Nyerere Verified User

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    “I see you are meditating, or at-
    tempting to meditate. Now there are two very good ways
    of meditating, Lobsang. You must be content, you must
    be tranquil. You cannot meditate with a disturbed mind,
    and you cannot meditate with a whole gathering of people.
    You have to be alone or with just one person whom you
    He regarded me, and then said, “You must always look
    at something black or at something which is white. If you
    look at the ground you may be distracted by a grain of
    pebble, or you may be doubly distracted by some insect.
    To meditate successfully you must always gaze at that
    which offers no attraction to the eye, either entire black or
    pure white. Your eyes then become sick of the whole affair
    and become, as it were, disassociated from the brain, so
    then the brain having nothing to distract it optically is free
    to obey what your sub-conscious requires, and thus if you
    have instructed your sub-conscious that you are going to
    meditate-meditate you will. You will find in that sort of
    meditation that your senses are heightened, your percep-
    tions more acute, and that is the only meditation worthy
    of the name. In the years which will come to you, you will
    encounter many cults proffering meditation at a price, but
    that is not meditation as we understand it nor is it medita-
    tion as we want it. It is just something which cultists play
    with, and it has no virtue.”
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    Caroline Danzi JF-Expert Member

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    Thank you so much. It good to meditate. I remember when i was a little girl 12yrs, I used to leave with my uncle who taught me how to meditate.

    For those ppl who dont know what a meditation is please follow the advice you will realize that you get late to start though you should start.
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    kimatire JF-Expert Member

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    Meditation has many benefits and anyone who has tried even a single meditation technique will swear by it. Everybody meditates to bring peace and serenity into their lives, to be one with their inner selves, to heal and to improve their mental and physical health. Thus, no matter what the reason for practicing it, meditation is universal.

    Now, although meditation is universal, meditation techniques may differ from one culture to another. Often different meditation techniques are suited to different personality types. Some techniques are expansive and allow for the free flow of thoughts and their observation whereas some types are concentrative that involve bringing focus into one's thoughts.
    An overview of various meditation techniques has been listed for your reference:

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    a> Mantra Meditation: The mantra meditation technique involves the conscious repetitions of certain sounds that appeal to the mind in order to achieve a meditative state. Mantra literally means ‘revealed sound’ or a combination of sounds that develop spontaneously. It is important not to confuse a mantra with religious chants. A mantra maybe given by a guru or may be a personally chosen sound or word, but the important thing is that it must appeal to the mind.

    b> Trataka Meditation: The Trataka meditation technique is one that has been followed by many religious systems, including Sufism and Christianity. In this, a steady gaze is performed on any one particular object. Trataka is an established yoga cleansing technique and dedicated practice of the same takes it to the highest level of meditation.

    c> Chakra Meditation: Chakras represent a higher level of energy manifestation and development of self. The meaning of the word ‘Chakra’ is a wheel. Each chakra represents the major nerve centers that branch off from the spinal cord, serving the major organs of the body. In all, there are seven chakras. The main aim of this meditation technique is to help individuals discover and explore their chakras, thereby awakening them on a conscious level in a balanced and integrated way.

    d> Vipassana Meditation: The word Vipassana means ‘insight’. It refers to the ability to see things as they really are, attained through a process of self-observation. It means identifying one’s own nature, recognizing the bad elements and consciously eliminating them from the system. Vipassana is a meditation technique that is free of rites, helps develop wisdom and allows an individual to study different sensations in the body such as cold, pain, itching, etc.

    e> Raja Yoga meditation: This form of meditation takes the yogi (person who practices meditation) through to a higher level of oneness and a greatly ennobling experience. It fills him with super-sensuous joy or bliss that elevates the mind away from pleasures of the flesh and reforms his bad habits. A Raja Yogi establishes a relationship with god and gives up all worldly pleasures and devotes all his energies to the spiritual awakening of fellow beings.
    The above stated meditation techniques are merely a brief insight into each one of them. In order to understand them fully and to attain their benefits, one must learn the techniques under the guidance of a guru.
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    Petu Hapa JF-Expert Member

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    Tamaduni za kutiliza akili zipo za aina nyingi, lakini kila moja inamalengo yake. Wenzetu wa asia, ndio wamejikita zaidi kwenye kwenye kutafuta utulivu wa ubongo ili kukuza kutafakari, afya ya akili, na utilivu wa mawazo.

    Mara nyingi, umihimu upo kwenye rituals weather abstract or visual, na sio kwenye techniques. Unfortunately, siku hizi tumejikita kwenye techniques zaidi, and perception that it is cool thing to do to an individual. Lakini, faida ya utulivu wa ubongo, unatakiwa ulete mpaka kwenye mahusiano ya nje kwa jamii inayokuzunguka, kwani sio utulivu wa akili tu unaotafutwa ila kama therapy basic principle zake ni kusaidia na jamii pia. I hope tunafanya hivyo.
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