Session 43: Synergy and Balance - Mindfulness of Breathing with Stability

B. Alan Wallace, 18 Nov 2010

Alan discusses synergy this morning. In the “infirmary” this is experienced while one balances maintaining the initial state of clarity with deepening relaxation. With this practice alone one can dispel 95% of the troubles with meditation. In mindfulness of breathing with stability (focus on the sensations of the breath in the abdomen) discipline is introduced to strengthen stability and balanced with deepening relaxation and vividness.

For those interested, today’s practice leads the way into falling asleep lucidly.

Comparing practicing dharma by developing authentic motivation and practicing dharma in the service of samsara, Alan counters the second stating; “The Four Immeasurables grease the wheels for meditation.”

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