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  1. I'm curious, do many people in India or China meditate since there are hundreds of millions of Buddhists there, is meditation a required practice for the regular, average Buddhist?
  2. If not, why is it difficult to be aware of what is happening around me, when I'm doing various things as opposed to being relatively easy to be aware when I'm just sitting and doing nothing? For example if I sit alone in a quiet room, I can easily get in a state of hyper-awareness - I am aware of my body, my thoughts, my surroundings, etc. - I am totally present in the moment... However, if I go to a crowded place, like a supermarket or a mall, I find it really hard to be aware, there's simply a sensory overload, there's so much stuff happening around me that if I try to become aware, my mind feels overwhelmed like it is multitasking and I start to bump into people, or do weird things... However, if I stop trying to be aware, I can function normal on "autopilot" without doing anything strange...It's like I can't be aware and doing more things at the same time.
  3. Some spas have sensory deprivation tanks where you float and experience a state without sight, sound, smell, gravity, etc...Hallucinations however appear pretty fast, if the mind isn't stimulated it starts to make stuff on its own...
  4. Are they real? Is everyone capable of developing them through training or do they appear only to certain individuals? Can meditation unlock such abilities? Does enlightenment bring with it powers such as clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, etc?
  5. Then you aren't really "doing nothing" if you are listening and being aware...
  6. Hmmm....You know, I googled "fast enlightenment" and found a thread on another forum where a guy says that you can get enlightened in 15-30 days by using a method known as "Mahasi Style Noting". Anyone knows anything about this? In the same thread somebody else mentions that there "Dzogchen and Bon" techniques that can shift you into enlightenment in an hour or two.... Is anyone familiar with any of these?
  7. I live in Romania, I don't think we have enlightened masters most of the gurus here are either con men or mentally ill..... Because I wasted too much time and haven't accomplished anything yet...
  8. Frankly, all the advice received here, is pretty ambiguous, isn't there like a definitive manual or course for fast enlightenment?
  9. By the way, I am practicing a mantra type meditation, similar to transcendental meditation, I'm not sure if this method can bring enlightenment - it's good for stress and anxiety, but I don't feel like it really promotes awareness, I tried to incorporate mindfulness practices in my daily life, but I find it really hard, my mind wanders a lot, should I change my meditation method?
  10. I'm looking for the quickest way to become enlightened, I've been meditating for seven months but I don't feel any difference, what should I do to really accelerate my way to enlightenment?