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Mirjana2010-07-04 16:59:17 +0000 #1
"In your seeing there should be only seeing,

in your hearing nothing but hearing,

in your smelling, tasting, touching nothing but smelling, tasting, touching."

"Whenever one experiences the arising and passing away of the mental-physical process,

he enjoys bliss and delight.

He attains the deathless, as realized by the wise."

From The Art of Living - by William Hart
Hubert2010-07-04 17:12:27 +0000 #2
from the Yoga-Tattwa Upanishad: www.geocities.com/ad...edant/yogatattva.htm :

68-69(a). Let him practise Kevala Kumbhaka once a day. Drawing away completely the organs from the objects of sense during cessation of breath is called Pratyahara.

69(b). Whatever he sees with his eyes, let him consider as Atman.

70. Whatever he hears with his ears, let him consider as Atman. Whatever he smells with his nose, let him consider as Atman.

71. Whatever he tastes with his tongue, let him consider as Atman. Whatever the Yogin touches with his skin, let him consider as Atman.

72. The Yogin should thus unwearied gratify his organs of sense for a period of one Yama every day with great effort.

Combine this with Vasishta's ~between the the subject and object of the experience, you are the expereincing ~ not an exact quote, mind you, and you'll have this beatiful quote supported by two powerful pillars of the indian tradition.
Mirjana2010-07-04 17:21:41 +0000 #3
In a book "The Art of Living" is described the technique of Vipassana meditation. You made a great connection with Pratyahara. Thank you! I have been considering for a while to participate the 10-days intensive course in Vipassana centre, which I'm lucky that exist also in Holland.
JenW2010-07-04 17:21:57 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Mirjana



II have been considering for a while to participate the 10-days intensive course in Vipassana centre, which I'm lucky that exist also in Holland.

Hey Mirjana, I am also considering taking a Vipassana course. Is the centre you mention in Holland itself, or in Belgium? I found the Belgium one.

Thanks.

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