--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> On Mar 10, 2006, at 3:56 AM, Ingegerd wrote:
> 
> > When I learned TM (Deep Meditation) in 1962, by the first 
meditation
> > teacher in Norway, we learned to concentrate about the Mantra. 
Some
> > years after - the instruction became "Don't concentrate", and the
> > checking points came out.
> > Ingegerd
> 
> That's interesting.
> 
> I was just looking over the instruction materials which will be 
used  
> for the Shamatha Project, a one year project where people will 
learn  
> a TM-style of meditation and then practice for a year while they 
are  
> examined via, EEG, fMRI, PET scans, etc. for changes. Instead of  
> using a "canned" meditation method, they will actually learn three  
> methods of Shamatha from those using effort/focus on a meditative  
> object to those which are effortless. Now whether or not they will  
> ask that just one be used for the research, I don't know, but 
they're  
> teaching all three to give students the opportunity to fine tune  
> what's best for them. I liked the idea of a continuum of practice  
> rather than a fixed practice.  The idea may be to progress from 
effor/ 
> focus to true effortlessness as the student is able or if the 
student  
> is able.
>

So the intellect is used to fine-tune progress to the non-intellect?






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