7. Blank Screen Meditation: is aimed at creating a blank mind during meditation. Sit comfortably and do the breathing exercise. Then just let all the thoughts crop up into your mind until your mind gets tired and erases all these thoughts. Another method to achieve blank screen is to intentional shoot down any thought that crops up during meditation. Although I wouldn’t suggest this because any effort on one’s part will be counterproductive to achieving the blank screen of the mind. Moreover, effortless and stillness is better that effortful shooting of cropping-up thoughts.
8. Blessed Suffering Meditation Technique: is a kind of meditation technique which focuses on the blessed suffering of humanity to discover the deeper meaning of life. Some people use this technique to focus on the benefits they could derive from suffering. Suffering is one way of purifying oneself. As gold is tested by fire, so is man tested by suffering. To see suffering as a liberating process from material attachment is the goal of this technique. The meditation starts with relaxation and moderated breathing. Then it focuses on the human sufferings, trying to make sense of why suffering is present in life. As one moves to realize the deeper implication and essence of suffering, one inches closer to a greater understanding of life.
9. Cessation of Lying Meditation: is one of the objectives of meditation and can be the guiding force in our quest for truth. In the Hindu tradition, the material world is “maya” or illusion. This means that the world which we consider to be our world is illusory and a lie. Sometimes, people mistake this world to be the only true world. The goal, therefore, of “cessation of lying” is to let us acknowledge this illusion and go beyond this “lie” to achieve enlightenment. Through the cessation of lying, we could open up our mind to the vast truth which remains hidden to our naked physical eyes. The practice starts with the typical meditation technique but with the aim of getting at the truth behind the “maya.”
10. Climbing the Holy Mountain Meditation: is a kind of meditation which is based on the idea that the mountains are sanctuaries in which we could pray to God. Moses received the Ten Commandments in Mt. Sinai. Important revelations of God happens on top of mountains. Thus, this kind of meditation makes use of visualization as if you are climbing a mountain where you will find the enlightenment given by the Divine Spirit. The meditation starts with relaxation and a gradual moderated inhalation and exhalation. Then you start your meditation journey visualizing yourself climbing a holy mountain until you reach the summit where the universal spirit takes abode.
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