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jayjayshie

lost my sixth sense after goenka's retreat
« on: April 12, 2013, 12:41:30 AM »
I have recently gone through goenka's 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat. The first 2 days after, I could feel tingles at any part of my body. I could feel sensations anywhere I chose. On the 4th day back, I have lost my ability to feel these sensations.

Goenka says these come and go, and we should not crave them, but I am wondering how they all disappeared all of the sudden and should I be worried?

windaub

Re: lost my sixth sense after goenka's retreat
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 01:10:05 AM »
I would say because you don't practice 10hours a day anymore.
But I'm not a specialist.

Same thing for me, my sensations were very accurate after the course, sometimes I could feel all my inner torso tingling like if it was liquid. And it was weird because I was talking again, with a lot of people, in a lot of different situation, and I could feel my whole body so tense, because I was forgetting to look sensations while speaking, getting into the conversation, giving importance to things I was saying, being happy/unhappy about them, and each time I came back to sensations, all the body was strained and tense.

Re: lost my sixth sense after goenka's retreat
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 07:23:15 AM »
hi,

What you described shouldn't happen on the 4th day, may be after the course. As we mingle with the talkative world its hard to gain that level of awareness. It takes a month or 2 of work to gain back the sensitivity towards the sensations. So keep practicing and dont give up, the fun part will start soon     :)

Vivek

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Re: lost my sixth sense after goenka's retreat
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 04:36:04 PM »
jayjayshie, did you talk to the teacher during the course about this?
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

jayjayshie

Re: lost my sixth sense after goenka's retreat
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 07:45:58 PM »
Thank you siddharthgode, I was starting to feel unmotivated since my awareness has been decreasing.

I have not talked to the teacher about this and I do not have his contact information.

 

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