You need to play by the rules moment to moment, matter of fact as your life depends on it! Its not easy to see clearly through the bushes around you and mapping is not clear.
Che Actual, i read you five-by-five. Maps on fire, over.
But you keep following instruction moment to moment , step by step and there will be a clealing at some stage where you can clearly see that terain on General Ingram's Map. Its a good reassurance that all is going well.
Copy that, Che Actual. Aware that by-the-book is my only fucking hope. Over.
But you have to do this.
Good luck. Che out.
Hello, your story looks similiar to mine.Can you please give more information how samatha led to DN, what did you experenice during DN and how noting method saved your practice ?
My Path is a jerky one. Jumping to some higher states then dropping down into dark deep shit
It's an upside down Path! It is what it is.
"I'm probably biased, but I found that I made more progress by really settling into meditation and letting the mind itself decide when to do jhana and when to do noting. If my mind was clearly in jhana, I would allow it to condition my mind and when I was in a vague or more busy mind state, I would gently note. I would drop noting again if I fell back into jhana. - by Shargrol "
This is interesting and something I can connect to my latest experience in meditation. Seem to get into Jhanas after just a few breaths and Noting becomes Effort and kind of "not really needed" so I let the mind just ride the Jhana instead and let go of noting or just gently keep nothing. Thanks shargrol! (found it on one link in another post on DhO, some blog on the net)