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7homas

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Sensation "strong current"
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:52:05 AM »
Hi! I dont think I have written anything on this forum yet but I have read a fair bit  :)

I had an experience a while ago which has raised a question.

I felt a strong current in my thigh, it was like electricity went through it.

When I did my 10day Goenka-retreat I never had those subtle vibrations he talked about over and over again. The current I felt was far from subtle but it was very very pleasent. Did I experience the subtle vibrations or is this something else?


Re: Sensation "strong current"
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 10:13:59 AM »
If you keep on observing these sensations of current you will know. Try and break them apart if they dont break apart then they are subtle sensations.

Quardamon

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Re: Sensation "strong current"
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 10:29:48 PM »
I second what Siddharthgode says. The point is not, in my opinion, to reproduce the experience that Goenka speaks of. The point is to find out what is living there and to allow life to be.

Mpgkona

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Re: Sensation "strong current"
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 02:53:56 AM »
To quote Goenka (which I rarely do): "this sensation, that sensation, it does not matter at all. All that matters is equanimity." The longer you walk the path the more your experiences will change. Gross, subtle, pleasant, unpleasant; they don't matter. If you are equanimous to ALL sensations than those labels disappear into thin air, and then you will be able to see them for what they are: impermanent mental constructs.
When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.

7homas

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Re: Sensation "strong current"
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 07:33:34 AM »
Thanks  :)

 

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