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In meditation...Love, yes or no?


 Anonymous
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Okay, so it's a given that to silence the mind you need to silence the body of twitches and spasms. It is also obvious that you've got to silence the mind...

Yet in your experience do you think it's preferable after doing the above two points to try to feel love through the meditation?

Pro-You may feel love, has healing effects and is calming

Cons-It may be considered fake love to try to feel the love and then may not have the same effects as real love. It also engages the mind so the silence cultivated is compromised.

So I guess the real question is fake love a real substitute for real love? Or is fake love fake at all? Perhaps it's real love?

Or is a strict zen style base level nothingness the way to go (for you)?


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 Anonymous
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If we think love as an experience of the prime unity, I`d say it is a good tool (also) in meditation.
And we can considerer so called "fake love" for example as a love which is totally demanding and un-understanding type. But I still wouldn`t put it as straight opposite for "Real love"... so in some level I say that real love and fake love at least from the same origin. Remember Jesus Christs words ".. Because they don`t know what they are doing" and so on 😉 so good you started putting both loves closer to each other in the end of your post.
And to the last question; sometimes is, sometimes not, in meditation. I like to try different kind of ways.


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Baxian
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Kombaiyashii

Yet in your experience do you think it's preferable after doing the above two points to try to feel love through the meditation?

I personally dont focus on generation love in all my meditations.
I have certain meditations, specifically buddhist, that do involve generating compassion and love that I do sometimes, when I feel a wanning sense of love in some sense, or if I feel it will help me in some way or if I feel like doing it anyway.
They seem to me for quite different reasons and produce different things I think, at least in my opinion.

So I guess the real question is fake love a real substitute for real love?

In the realm of the experiential and experimental, fake it untill you make it seems fine to me. But is it a substitute? I think both can be good.


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 Anonymous
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Yoga means union, union is Love; union of subject and object, the only two components of consciousness, etc., etc., etc.


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 Anonymous
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My personal opinion is that if you have to "to try to feel love" after doing the above two points you haven`t yet done the above two points.


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 Anonymous
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To feel love. Love in equilibrium with will. Will in equilibrium with compliting the Great Work and that in equilibrium with meditation ( or some other working, ritual etc.. ), that in equilibrium with the True Will and that in equilibrium with Love. Goes around like Ouroboros, some might say..
When going deeper in certain meditation, it starts to feel more connection with everything surrounding you. And with everything even in you. No need to push or try 101 %. It should come pretty naturally. When you are doing normal kind of meditation just BE.
And to comment the text straight above, I could pretty much say I agree with Boris.


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