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Mastery of Dharana

Postby gerry456 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:15 pm

AC wrote .Endeavour finally to shut out all objects of any of the senses, and prevent all thoughts arising in your mind. When you feel you have attained some success in these practices, apply for examination, and should you pass, more complex and difficult practices will be prescribed for you.


What timespan is mastery of holding an image in mind? How many minutes?
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2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
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Re: Mastery of Dharana

Postby Takamba » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:32 pm

gerry456 wrote:AC wrote .Endeavour finally to shut out all objects of any of the senses, and prevent all thoughts arising in your mind. When you feel you have attained some success in these practices, apply for examination, and should you pass, more complex and difficult practices will be prescribed for you.


What timespan is mastery of holding an image in mind? How many minutes?


"When you feel you have attained some success in these practices, apply for examintion..." Pass or try again later. It is self explanatory.
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Re: Mastery of Dharana

Postby gerry456 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:52 am

I'm not in the AA. With that said I'd say 10 minutes without breaks would be a major step forward. Then next step the various dhyanas if the asana /pranayama experience is substantial.
2.19 They shall rejoice, our chosen: who sorroweth is not of us.

2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
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Re: Mastery of Dharana

Postby Hermes » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:08 pm

In asana and pranayama, you already demonstrate dharana. Though, dharana as such is of a higher level and nature. The results should be judged in terms of how they relate to your whole path and step.
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Re: Mastery of Dharana

Postby gerry456 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:00 am

Hermes wrote:In asana and pranayama, you already demonstrate dharana. Though, dharana as such is of a higher level and nature. The results should be judged in terms of how they relate to your whole path and step.


I won't be doing dharana whilst doing alternate nostril pranayama but when the body is at rest.

Yes I see your point, the whole path.
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2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
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