--- 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 
> when the meaning is clear to those who practice meditation. In any  
> style of meditation where you have an object of focus--WHATEVER 
> object may be, the subtle mechanics will require that you maintain  
> some species of global mindfulness in order to be able to meditate. 
> like Asanga's definition of mindfulness which shows how 
> the description is in regards to manasika-japa/TM:
> "What is mindfulness? The non-forgetfulness of the mind with 
> 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 
> or outward, distracted tendency of the "outward stroke". Since 
> 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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