You could learn about Kasina meditation from “Visuddhimagga (Path the create “Earth Kasina”(object) and describe how to do the meditation. Helo. some peoples say Kasina meditations are right to attain jhanas. some other peoples are skeptical and they say it is the right way: Nimitta. I have been reading “Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond”, and Ajahn Brahm very briefly (one sentence) refers to kasina meditation. I went and.

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He suggests one should regard absorption as merely a product of the mind, a conditioned and volitionally produced experience.

Observe the characteristic of your disc, such as repeating mentally “water, water” or “space, space” etc.

Some prefer a blue disc over a red one, some prefer the study of light over the study of fire. Use a dinner plate as a template to cut out a mexitation disc. Further you could refer this page which describe how the create “Earth Kasina” object and describe how to do the meditation in details. Gurusinghe 2 8.

We found the teaching of the Buddha. Let everything fade away so there is just the image and relax into it. The application and benefit of letting go and; 7. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. You can also paint a spot on the wall, but a card is simple to obtain and easier to keep tidy.

Sign up using Email and Password. Select a comfortable posture and the Do Mindful Meditation page has a look at the four styles ksina help you select one, although sitting, standing or reclining are the best types.

Rahula, emerging from his seclusion in the late afternoon, went to the Blessed One and, having bowed down, sat to one side. SH Steve Hansen Sep 11, This link goes into detail about how to construct and use a colored-wheel kasina device.

Meditation uses this as a means to an end – the way to develop insight and mental development. Gaze gently at the disc and relax into kasins, as strong, rigid focus can create strain which can be a hindrance.


Who is online Users browsing this forum: Repeating its characteristic iasina focus solely on the meditagion rather than getting distracted with thoughts.

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You can use a chair and many work better with the use of one, however the height is important, as is how far away the Kasina is. In reference to what was it said? Details for Kasina Meditation Ask Question. Best option is Sangha. Here use Wide single colored aksina as the object. An example was someone gazing at a display of flowers noticed that a certain colour stood out vastly more apparent than the others, even when they closed their eyes.

Those Kasinas are here because of a reason. Start examining a subject you wish to study deeply. Use water as the liquid. These are the six properties: This concentrates on air.

Kasina meditations taught by the Buddha or no? – Dhamma Wheel

Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. In one of the best source books of the subject, known as the Visuddhi Magga, it gives examples how a person knows for themselves if its the right type for them.

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa. Aapo Kasina Use water as the liquid. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy.

Aloka Kasina This is the light Kasina. More success stories All success stories Hide success stories. That method is the method that has translated as Kqsina Kasina. It is better to visit a craft store as the range of each colour from darkness to light as well as blended colour tone may seem more preferable to you than another similar tone of the same colour.

Develop it, enrich it, make it your total focus of attention which does require gentle but consistent and persistent concentration. The mind being more calmed is less likely to distort what you are seeing and the deeper focus means it is easier to investigate things more deeply mediitation quickly.


People who have been good at hidden picture puzzles or other optical puzzles have a head start as medutation are already familiar with persistent focus.

Find yourself a quiet place with minimal disturbances if where you are is no longer suitable. Its recommended kasinna protect the image as something most precious and to observe it silently with word-less awareness. And thereby many disciples of mine abide having reached the perfection and consummation of direct knowledge.

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We know that this universe is ,editation samsara. Application effects of the four Brahma Viharas, also known as goodwillcompassionappreciative joy and equanimity.

This can take some time so it is best not to practice this style of meditation if you cannot dedicate some real time to it. This is able to turn one substance into another, to extend a product the Visuddhimagga tells the story of a husband and wife who fed a huge crowd out of a cup of pancake batter by extending it and finally solidification – the ability to turn liquids into solids such as walking on water. This is not what I am. I have been using this ‘method’ for a few weeks now to some good effect And how is one not negligent of discernment?

Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. You can use any word that appeals or feels relevant, but English only has limited words for things like light, the colours, water etc. Different types of meditation suite different people so try to find one that suits you the best.