--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> On Mar 15, 2006, at 10:23 AM, authfriend wrote:
> 
> > Vaj, Rick says explicitly in what you quote that effort
> > is inappropriate even at subtle levels.
> >
> > I don't know what he means by either "attentiveness"
> > or "laxity," and I wish he'd expand a bit.  I can't
> > figure out what they would have to do with TM other
> > than following vs. not following instructions.
> 
> It's just nitpicking and semantics to keep splitting hairs over 
words  
> when the meaning is clear to those who practice meditation. In any  
> style of meditation where you have an object of focus--WHATEVER 
that  
> object may be, the subtle mechanics will require that you maintain  
> some species of global mindfulness in order to be able to meditate. 
I  
> like Asanga's definition of mindfulness which shows how 
appropriate  
> the description is in regards to manasika-japa/TM:
> 
> "What is mindfulness? The non-forgetfulness of the mind with 
respect  
> to a familiar object, having the function of non-distraction."
> 
> In the case of manasika-japa/TM the global 
conditioned 'familiarity'  
> is with the mantra and "non-distraction" would refer to the 
vyuttana  
> or outward, distracted tendency of the "outward stroke". Since 
this  
> so precisely and accurately applies, what else need be said?
>

Huh, but one can have the "outward stroke" for the full 20 minutes of 
TM practice and still be practicing TM absolutely correctly.

WHere's the non-forgetfulness there?






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