1. Relaxation: It is indispensable to relax the body for meditation; no muscle should remain with tension. It is urgent to provoke and to regulate drowsiness by will. It is evident that with the wise combination of drowsiness and meditation, that which is called illumination will be the outcome.
2. Retrospection: What are we looking for in retrospection? Due to the mechanical life that he lives in, the intellectual animal forgets the Self. Thus, he falls into fascination. He goes around with his consciousness asleep, without remembering what he did at the moment of rising from his bed, without knowing the first thoughts of the day, his actions, and the places he has been.
The objective of retrospection is the acquisition of awareness of one’s behavior or actions of the past. When carrying out the retrospection, we should not put any objections to the mind; we will recall memories of past actions, from the moment of beginning the retrospection to the desired moment in our lives. We should study each memory without becoming identified with it.
One of the Instructors mentioned that the reason we cannot meditate is because of our mind, and nothing outside of us, and that true meditation has nothing to do with daydreaming (spacing out) but direct experience of the consciousness. So to put it Frankly, the only way to calm the mind, there are steps one has to abide by, "Relaxing yourself, and then inducing Drowsiness or the feeling of sleep, and then the last aspect which is to IMAGINE with the eyes closed, or to CONCENTRATE on one thing with the eyes closed or open, so the three are Relax, Get Drowsy "to a point where you start to see some (mental images) appearing in the brain; these phenomena usually happens before one passes out in sleep, so hold that drowsy state and not let yourself blackout where one ends up falling asleep, and thirdly to imagine or concentrate on you're thoughts to where one becomes in control of ones thoughts, not the other way around where our thoughts control us. "So for instance let's say one sees themselves being chased by an alligator in a river or lake, hold that moment and take control of it, that is concentrate on just that one moment, and take control of the consequences you find yourself in, so you either have to pull out a knife and fight the alligator and kill it or swim as fast till the alligator is out of sight, so with concentration one is able to control the mind from its constant jump from one scene to another, one remains in one scene and lives in it, and controls that moment.
So my question is these, to the mental images that appear during drowsiness, is these another way of saying illumination as the master says quite a bit, so does complete relaxation and drowsiness equal mental images or illumination? Or is these illumination not related to these mental images that appear while getting drowsy? So are they the same thing or different?
" It is indispensable to relax the body for meditation; no muscle should remain with tension. It is urgent to provoke and to regulate drowsiness by will. It is evident that with the wise combination of drowsiness and meditation, that which is called illumination will be the outcome.
And lastly within the Buddhist religions are many Buddhist who are able to meditate very well, and yet are fornicators, that is they spill there semen, so is chastity not the foundation of meditation, why and how are they able to meditate profoundly and yet the very energy that gets one to meditation is thrown out of the body, I might be wrong though, but what is you guys take on these? Some even acquire states of Samhadi and at the same time ejaculate there semen, How is these possible?