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Padmasana
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11/19/20 9:57 PM
I can see that working on asanas can unlock higher jhanas. Besides the obvious afterglow, has anyone actually charted which postures can unlock, say, formless realms. My appetite for them seems to be increasing.

I don't want to overdo it, no?

RE: Padmasana
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11/19/20 10:38 PM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
I have officially completed the hinayana and mahayana paths

RE: Padmasana
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11/20/20 5:15 AM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
emoticon How are you feeling mate? I hope all is well with you. I'm asking as I sense in your writing a fidgety character. I might be totally wrong here of course emoticon 

As for the attainments "congrats" would be in order emoticon 

p.s. immaterial Samatha 5th Jhana can be drug like for those of us who didn't have much happiness in life but had lots of fear and insecurity. This Jhana in my opinion might have the same feel as the one heroin junkies might have. It really is feeling utterly safe to be embraced by that vast safe space. It's addictive. 
I'm just sharing my experience which might not have anything to do with you of course emoticon 

Best wishes mate! 

RE: Padmasana
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11/20/20 7:20 AM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
"which postures can unlock, say, formless realms."

I forgot to add; I was in Seiza position when 5th Jhana arose for me, day after day (then after several days I lost it. This was in 2009) I'm not sure if leg posture has anything to do with it. Might be though.

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11/20/20 10:40 AM as a reply to Papa Che Dusko.
I appreciate your kind words. We're getting our piano tuned today!

Late nights sometimes lead to insight, sometimes not. We'll see this time around.

RE: Padmasana
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11/20/20 10:50 AM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
I had an awakening moment. It was definitely awakening because I could go to sleep afterward.

RE: Padmasana
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11/20/20 10:59 AM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
I have officially completed the hinayana and mahayana paths


That said, I am really not feeling this now. Major anxiety attack. I guess I am not in any position to handle more advanced tantras.

RE: Padmasana
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11/20/20 11:32 AM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
A. Dietrich Ringle:
I appreciate your kind words. We're getting our piano tuned today!

Late nights sometimes lead to insight, sometimes not. We'll see this time around.
Oh piano emoticon I like it! I'm saving me some money now to buy me a genuine Fender Telecaster (dreaming about it for years but never had the cash). Music is such a balm  emoticon 

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11/20/20 2:23 PM as a reply to A. Dietrich Ringle.
A. Dietrich Ringle:
I have officially completed the hinayana and mahayana paths

try vajrayana

third turn is the charm

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11/20/20 2:31 PM as a reply to Papa Che Dusko.
Papa Che Dusko:
A. Dietrich Ringle:
I appreciate your kind words. We're getting our piano tuned today!

Late nights sometimes lead to insight, sometimes not. We'll see this time around.
Oh piano emoticon I like it! I'm saving me some money now to buy me a genuine Fender Telecaster (dreaming about it for years but never had the cash). Music is such a balm  emoticon 

roy buchanan! telecaster king...


talk about balm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UXg4PxTlaM

RE: Padmasana
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11/20/20 3:53 PM as a reply to terry.
Roy is great! 

I mean Tele just chimes and those notes pop out in such a lovely way. This lad is also such a great player https://youtu.be/q5ggv-5s4bs

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11/20/20 6:35 PM as a reply to Papa Che Dusko.
Papa Che Dusko:
Roy is great! 

I mean Tele just chimes and those notes pop out in such a lovely way. This lad is also such a great player https://youtu.be/q5ggv-5s4bs


albert collins...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_nTi_uCLu0


k
eith richards, jimmy page, muddy waters to name a few more...

RE: Padmasana
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11/22/20 8:16 PM as a reply to terry.
I would if I could, but even something as esoteric as tantra requires a Sangha !

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