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celestialzero

USA
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Posted - Aug 22 2023 :  5:09:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone here gone in deep with the smiling meditative techniques of the Buddhist tradition? I've been on it for 4 days and I've already been fascinated by the power it has to affect change in my inner world.

Basically, a slight smile has the capacity to fill yourself with light and bliss. I was enthralled when I saw an immediate change in my inner world as it filled with the light of my inner smile (one such explanation here: https://library.dhammasukha.org/upl..._to_twim.pdf ).

Does anyone have any experience with this meditative technique and how far it has taken them?

Blanche

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Posted - Sep 16 2023 :  1:26:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Blanche's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
In my experience, the smile arises as part of the jnana stages toward samadhi, when the quiet happiness spreads in the layers of the being. After the initial stages of heat and excitement, the quiet smile facilitates moving to the following stages of form jnanas.

Enjoy this when it happens, and let it go. There is much more to come, and holding on anything will create obstacles.

The guru is in you.
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Dogboy

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Posted - Sep 16 2023 :  8:46:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
A simple smile facilitates stillness in action, any loving intention and connection puts you firmly in the moment. In this way our yoga comes to life.
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