Friday, 18 March 2016
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Hi.

I have meditating on and off for various years, knowing about meditation from sufi sources, but i was following the 'western commercialised ' way of meditation which is rather pointless. I stumbled upon this and have realised that THIS is what I have been searching for all this time.

Two questions i have.

1) how long should one meditation session be?
2) on average, how long does it take for one to move from 'practicing meditation' to actually entering the state of Meditation?
6 years ago
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#11418
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1. As long as you need. Beginners often start with short sessions: 10-20 minutes. Gradually, as one develops skill and begins receiving the benefits of meditation, the time will naturally lengthen. The length of our meditation time should be an organic, natural process of growth, not an arbitrarily enforced restriction. Eventually, one seeks to meditate whenever possible, even throughout the night. Eventually, meditating many hours a day is not only possible, but what we long for and need.

2. Time has nothing to do with meditation. We are prevented from the state of meditation by psychological obstacles. When they are removed, the state of meditation occurs. It is as simple as that. So the real question is: how long will it take for you to recognize your state of being?

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

6 years ago
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#11418
Accepted Answer
1. As long as you need. Beginners often start with short sessions: 10-20 minutes. Gradually, as one develops skill and begins receiving the benefits of meditation, the time will naturally lengthen. The length of our meditation time should be an organic, natural process of growth, not an arbitrarily enforced restriction. Eventually, one seeks to meditate whenever possible, even throughout the night. Eventually, meditating many hours a day is not only possible, but what we long for and need.

2. Time has nothing to do with meditation. We are prevented from the state of meditation by psychological obstacles. When they are removed, the state of meditation occurs. It is as simple as that. So the real question is: how long will it take for you to recognize your state of being?

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

6 years ago
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#11420
Thanks for the reply. As for these "pshycological obstacles", what are they and is there a thread discussing them?
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