Thread: Does the mind dream while awake during meditation sometimes?

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    Does the mind dream while awake during meditation sometimes?

    The image of a person flashed in front of my eyes while I was meditating. My eyes were closed and I was awake (as far as I know). Does the mind act as though its asleep when meditating? Does the mind have mini dreams sometimes during meditation?

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    Don't worry if you start daydreaming during your meditation sessions, Kate. When you notice its happening, just bring the mind back to the meditation object again.

    Which meditation method are you using ?

    There's is a beginners meditation instruction video with Ajahn Jayasaro pinned in our Buddhist Meditation forum which might be helpful. It's the first of a series on YouTube and each one only lasts about 5 minutes or so.

    https://www.buddhismwithoutboundarie...ist-Meditation



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    Hi Moonwolfnz

    Many people think in a visual way, so they often see things with their eyes closed, it is I believe a form of mind wandering often.

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    Hi, Aloka and McKmike. Aloka, I do several types of guided meditation, but lately I have been doing the guided meditation by Ajahn Brahm which focuses on relaxing the body and getting it into a comfortable posture, and then relaxing the mind, and then becoming aware of the breath. A number of years ago I did null meditation which was four fold breathing, breathe in for (two) hold for (two) breathe out for (two) hold for (two) or whatever count is comfortable.

    Thank you for the link to beginners meditation, Aloka.

    McKmike, I think you are on to something there, I do think in a visual way and it makes sense its a form of mind wandering. That's a good call!

    Thank you both for replying!

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    Hi moonwolfnz

    Maybe this video of Ajhan brahm explaining meditation on a basic level can help you gain deeper wisdom to the meditation.
    Ajhan Brahm do explain beautifully meditation from beginner level to very advanced and his videos can teach everyone a lot about how to do meditation correctly.

    The video is a bit long, but it is very much insightful

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-jMZugitTk

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    Hi Cultivator,

    Thank you for your reply. I watched the Ajahn Brahm video as you suggested and I did find it very insightful. Thank you for suggesting it. :)

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    Very welcome moonwolfnz :)

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