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awareness within the calm
I made an earlier discussion about my meditation experience but i feel as though i didn't go into detail so now i'm making another one. Alright well when i meditated, at first i struggled with trying not to think of anything, i eventually managed to get into an incredibly deep state of meditation but before i get to that at first i focused on just my breath and after a while i couldn't feel myself breathing and then i realized there is not breath, and as i got deeper i couldn't feel my body and i also realized there is no body, i was in such a refined state of mind that everything was really calm and peaceful and it felt so empty. And then i opened my eyes and i didn't think anything of it, i started reading the teaching of Ajahn Chah that perfectly describes my experience and he say this.
We must use upacara samadhi here, we enter calm and then, when the mind is
sufficiently calm, we come out and look at outer activity
Looking at the outside with
a calm mind gives rise to wisdom. This is hard to understand, because it's almost like
ordinary thinking and imagining. When thinking is there, we may think the mind isn't
peaceful, but actually that thinking is taking place within the calm.