What is Awakening

Awakening is the fruit of mindfulness practice. An awakening refers to an act of gaining the fruit (of mindfulness). See Also: Awakening: the Fruit of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Questions

Beginners: What is mindfulness? Mindfulness refers to being aware of something. Mindfulness also refers to the capacity of the mind for knowing. Mindfulness can also refer to other things and can be interpreted in various different ways. To know mindfulness, it is best to experience for oneself. What is awakening? Click here for the answer. … Continue reading Mindfulness Questions

Camera meditation

One who can focus his mind on an object during meditation but does not know the true nature of the object is like a camera that can take a photo but does not know what it is taking a photo of.

How do I know I am meditating right? (2)

Check to see if your meditation is making progress or being stuck. In other word, check your practice whether you continue to learn new from your meditation, or not learn anything new from your meditation for weeks, months or even years.

Why meditate?

To know what we can not know by thinking.

Why is meditation so difficult?

When you do it in a way that is difficult, it is difficult.

How to block all the sound during the meditation?

No need to block. Just be with the sound. Alternatively you can use the sound in your meditation.

Am I responsible for pain in my life?

You are neither responsible nor not responsible. You are not the sole cause of pain in your life. For example, you can make a pizza out of ingredients provided by others and the world. But you can not make a pizza without ingredients, others and the world.

Should I blame myself for my misery?

No. Blame no one.

How do I know I am meditating right?

Here is an easy way to know for beginners. Check to see if you experience any one of the followings in your one breath: Your breath becomes long or deep on its own. Your body becomes relaxed. Your mind becomes calm.