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The Best Guide to Meditation (1998)
by Victor N. Davich.
Also our book log entry.
After a guided tour of meditation, the book's sections are:
Interesting features include:
"an inexhaustible, continual source of energy, insight,
and true wisdom.
... the art of opening to each moment with calm awareness." [p.31]
A meditation exercise (marked by a grey bar in the margin) called "Beyond words" [p.38-39] leads you through a meditation of a timeless memory.
The breath in meditation; the object of meditation and meditative practice. Ways of experiencing distractions as an unblocked and unscrutinized stream.
One meditation exercise leads you through counting exhalations [p.56] and another leads you through noting exhalations and inhalations [p.57].
|"The goal of meditation is to help you spend as much of your life in the present as possible." [p.31]|
11 misconceptions that keep people from meditating plus these 9 pitfalls of the meditation path:
and 4 strategies for avoiding them.
Includes being present, Karma Yoga (living life as an act of devoted service), and work-practice (samu) in which we concentrate on what we are doing:
|When we work in this way, our work actually gives us energy and peace of mind.|
Mindfulness in chores, in intimate relationships.
Includes overcoming barriers to happiness, distinguishing between pain and suffering:
|Pain has three components: Flavor [sharp, dull, pressure, emotion of anger, fear, sadness, etc.], location and shape, and intensity. ... Pain is inevitable, suffering is not. [p.271]|
|Suffering = Pain * Resistance to that Pain. [p.263]|
Also: relieving pain and stress; and a new way of experiencing happiness:
|Scoring points is not happiness. [p.267]|
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