[Image taken from DailyGalaxy.com] Finally! The moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived. It's time to reveal to the world what exactly the Scientific Meditator works so hard for: Insights! In the previous posts in this series, Scientifically Spiritual, it was made clear that our experience of life is clearly different whether we observe … Continue reading The insights of a Meditator | Scientifically Spiritual 4
I started meditating at the end of 2016 without instructions, no knowledge about what meditation was, no preparation, no nothing! I simply sat down (in an uncomfortable cross-legged position), closed my eyes and let my curiosity guide me. I did this because I was awestruck with my thought process and my identification with it. I … Continue reading Altered states of consciousness and the eight Jhanas
[Image from MagicJournal.ru] So far in this series of posts we have looked at what the meditator does, which is to investigate life at the level of the most basic awareness of sense-door phenomena in order to understand himself, his mind and his mind-body interaction better, so that he can live a life that will … Continue reading The units of reality | Scientifically Spiritiual 3
[Image taken from TuMadre] In my previous post, Science and spirituality 1, I tried to make clear what the scientific meditator does: He observes reality objectively at a very basic level of observable reality, namely where consciousness comes into contact with phenomena at either of the six sense-doors of feeling, seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and thinking. … Continue reading Subtle and gross reality | Scientifically Spiritual 2
[Featured image by Bob21 at Pixdaus] With a series of not too long posts, titled Scientifically Spiritual, I'd like to clarify a bit about what it's like to be a "scientific meditator" - after all, what's scientific for a meditator? Doesn't he just sit and stare into a wall, or what?! As it turns out, this meditator's … Continue reading Inner and outer realities | Scientifically Spiritual 1
[Image Source] When practicing Vipassana meditation you essentially practice to see things as they really are. This requires your way of looking to change quite a bit from the ordinary. And when looking in this altered way, paradoxes emerge. Following is a list of paradoxes that I intend to delve into in upcoming posts: - … Continue reading Paradoxes 101: What is a paradox?
The word "ego" is in my experience a very misunderstood word. People generally have a very different, and very surface level, understanding of this word when they use it in everyday language. Take for instance the phrase: "That guy has a big ego", which is commonly said of someone who puts a lot of emphasize … Continue reading The Ego Explained