INTRODUCTION TO GNOSTIC MEDITATION. The Steps of Meditation. Ethics (Yama & Niyama) Posture (Asana) Breath (Pranayama) Silence (Pratyahara) Concentration (Dharana) Meditation (Dhyana) Ecstasy (Samadhi). The most common ethics are summarized in the most basic of Buddhist vows :
Ethics (Yama & Niyama)
The most common ethics are summarized in the most basic of Buddhist vows:
To abstain from killing any creature.
To abstain from stealing.
To abstain from sexual misconduct.
To abstain from false speech. (lying, gossip, sarcasm, criticism, etc)
To abstain from intoxicants. (alcohol, drugs, etc)
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it. That is why it lasts forever. -Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching
Ekasia– Animalistic desires
Pistis – Opinions, Beliefs
Dianoia – Self remembering, self observation
Nous – Awakened consciousness
Laziness: as activity
Laziness: as procrastination
Laziness: as despondency
Pliancy – Experience of the consciousness
Forgetfulness – Need mindfulness
Excitement and Stupor – various techniques
Excitement: Impatience – contemplate pride