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  1. up to a certain point. But you will eventually have to drop that train of thought of just rewiring the brain.
  2. personally I find its best to do it right after I get up in the morning. Its when my mind is already clear and I find it much easier to mediate. Also I try to carry on the meditative state I achieve in the morning throughout the day. Also the general consensus is to wait 2-3 hours after eating to mediate.
  3. Initially no. With sincere practice it wont be needed.
  4. yes, but many people cannot do that. Meditation is usually needed to get to that state in the first place or to make the now more prevalent . Q: How is meditation to be practised? Ramana.: Meditation is, truly speaking, Atmanishtha (to be fixed as the Self). But when thoughts cross the mind and an effort is made to eliminate them the effort is usually termed meditation. Atmanishtha is your real nature. Remain as you are. That is the aim.
  5. (The jnani [one who has realised the Self/enlightened] knows he is the Self and that nothing, neither his body nor anything else, exists but the Self. ajnani - someone who isn't enlightened) Q: In the jnani the ego subsists in the pure form and therefore it appears as something real. Am I right? A: The appearance of the ego in any form, either in the jnani or ajnani, is itself an experience. But to the ajnani who is deluded into thinking that the waking state and the world are real, the ego also appears to be real. Since he sees the jnani act like other individuals, he feels constrained to posit some notion of individuality with reference to the jnani also. Question to a jnani: I see you doing things. How can you say that you never perform actions? A: The radio sings and speaks, but if you open it you will find no one inside. Similarly, my existence is like the space; though this body speaks like the radio, there is no one inside as a doer. Q: I find this hard to understand. Could you please elaborate on this? A: Various illustrations are given in books to enable us to understand how the jnani can live and act without the mind, although living and acting require the use of the mind. The potter’s wheel goes on turning round even after the potter has ceased to turn it because the pot is finished. In the same way, the electric fan goes on revolving for some minutes after we switch off the current. The prarabdha [predestined karma] which created the body will make it go through whatever activities it was meant for. But the jnani goes through all these activities without the notion that he is the doer of them. It is hard to understand how this is possible. The illustration generally given is that the jnani performs actions in some such way as a child that is roused from sleep to eat eats but does not remember next morning that it ate. It has to be remembered that all these explanations are not for the jnani. He knows and has no doubts. He knows that he is not the body and he knows that he is not doing anything even though his body may be engaged in some activity. These explanations are for the onlookers who think of the jnani as one with a body and cannot help identifying him with his body.
  6. Says who? Seek the source of who is feeling this energy. Ask your self the question. Think about it. Where in the body is the thought coming from. Also go seek some medical help if you are that agitated.
  7. No optimal time. Depends on the person. Also it depends what you eat. All about trial and error.
  8. Q: Bhagavan, whenever I meditate, I feel great heat in the head and, if I persist, my whole body burns. What is the remedy? A: If concentration is made with the brain, sensations of heat and even headache ensue. Concentration has to be made in the Heart (spiritual Heart), which is cool and refreshing. Relax and your meditation will be easy. Keep your mind steady by gently warding off all intruding thoughts but without strain. Soon you will succeed.
  9. @Leo Gura He was a Harvard professor. I believe he got the LSD from the Lab to use for his research. So I'm assuming its legit LSD. After returning from a visiting professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, Alpert accepted a permanent position at Harvard, where he worked with the Social Relations Department, the Psychology Department, the Graduate School of Education, and the Health Service, where he was a therapist. Perhaps most notable was the work he did with his close friend and associate Timothy Leary. Both Alpert and Leary experimented with and devoted intensive research to the potentially therapeutic effects of hallucinogenic drugs such as psilocybin, LSD-25, and other psychedelic chemicals.
  10. £10 is more than enough. I'm guessing that includes meals not made by yourself? I can spend £3-5 if I make everything my self.
  11. @Bodhi123 Will read it this week. Thanks @Nahm Cool story, Thanks. Isn't that the end goal for everyone? I have read that you need to do 12 years of sincere practice for self realisation, but people have done it in less time? None the less I will put my hours in throughout the rest of my life. I have often thought of taking a week off work to meditate to take it to the next 'level'/make the stillness so profound that I cannot forget it and hold on to it as long as possible during the working day.