Open Eye Meditation on Eye Floaters (part 2)

The Visual Way for Development of the “Inner Sense” with the help of Meditation on mobile points and threads (so-called Eye Floaters).
 
 
Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness
Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness
 
June 18, 2008 - PRLog -- (part 2)

Patanjali’s Meditation Process Applied to the Open Eye Mouches Volantes Meditation


The first of the four stages of the meditation process from Patanjali is withdrawing the senses (Pratyahara). This means that we make the objects of the inner sense, in this case our mouches volantes, visible in our field of vision and look consciously at them. By doing this, we withdraw our five senses from the world of material objects. The energy that is usually operating our five physiological senses is now redirected towards the inner sense. In this first stage we explore these points and threads; become familiar with their forms, constellations and movements; distinguish that there are points and threads in the left as in the right half of our consciousness and realize that we can only concentrate either left or right at each given moment.

We realize that it is not easy to watch these  mouches volantes because they drift continuously away, mostly downward. Only by the realignment of our view are we able to keep them in our field of vision. This can be understood as a direct physical-visual manifestation of what Patanjali called “vrittis“ (subtle waves in the mind), which result from our response to external and internal stimuli. Vrittis prevent us from prolonged concentration because they produce impressions in the mind which respond constantly to stimuli. This realignment (in Indian philosophy also refered to as “fluctuation“ or “modification“) takes place on different levels: Each new thought, emotion or respective adjustment of our view marks the end and a new start of our concentration. The meditation on our floaters shows us the steadiness of our ability to concentrate.

As our experience in seeing increases, we reach the second stage: concentration (Dharana). We recognize it by finding that we are now capable to hold these points and threads more easily and longer in our field of vision and that they become gradually smaller, sharper and brighter. Patanjali speaks in several verses about the increase of light during meditation. He even suggests it as a concentration object that leads to the knowledge of the subtle. This light can be seen directly in the points and threads.

If we succeed in holding the mouches volantes for a longer duration without having to realign of our view, we have reached the third stage of the meditation (Dhyana). The points are now calm, moving only slightly and shining clearly. Our attention is now constantly directed to the points and threads of the right or the left side.  All energy is now directed towards the inner sense and withdrawn from the five physiological senses.

In the last stage of the meditation (Samadhi), our five physiological senses are resting fully. The inner sense has awakened completely and we understand immediately and with great intensity the true meaning of these spheres and threads. They are now reduced in number but have increased in size and maintain a designated order, light and intensity. This awakening is an understanding which shows us our relationship with what we see. It is bliss, true knowledge and absolute being. In Indian philosophy, contemplative realization (Samadhi) often has a mystical quality where the seer (the observer) becomes identical to the seeing (the observed) and liberation is achieved.


About the Book:

Mouches Volantes -  Die Leuchtstruktur des Bewusstseins

Floaters: vitreous opacities or the light of consciousness? A mystical story about the closest thing in the world.

What are these small dots and strings floating in our visual field which become visible under bright light conditions? In ophthalmology, doctors define these as vitreous opacities called eye floaters. Patients are frequently told, and discouraged, that they are harmless and no effective treatment exists. In the book, Mouches Volantes, author Floco Tausin presents a radically opposing view through the wisdom of Nestor, a seer living in the lovely rural region of Emmental, Switzerland. These floaters are actually visible parts of a shining light structure created by our own consciousness. The mystical knowledge about this light structure brings us bliss, true knowledge and a state of absolute being.

The reader will not only find a report told in the form of a mystic novel. More importantly, he or she will become familiar with the life practice and the ecstatic techniques of Nestor that are required to understand a new and challenging knowledge: the fact of the connection between consciousness and the perception of floaters. Mouches Volantes is a practical and entertaining companion for anyone choosing the way of a conscious life.



Mouches Volantes - Die Leuchtstruktur des Bewusstseins

Author:  Floco Tausin

ISBN: 3-033-00205-6

Available (in German) from www.amazon.de or from your bookseller

Soon in English, the Release Date:  Second Half 2008



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http://www.mouches-volantes.com (also available in English: http://www.eye-floaters.info) and http://www.mystik.name

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