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I’d like to ask about the meditation music and interrupting sounds?

Doesn’t the music provoke thinking while meditating? If I hear sounds from the surrounding me reality, does it mean my meditation has been interrupted? Thank you all for your time,I wish I could choose many best answers instead of just one!

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As my teacher used to say, “you have the right to remain undisturbed.”

Which is to say, your meditation (your awareness), when rightly understood, cannot be disturbed by anything.

Music happening? No problem. Watch music.

Sounds? Easy. Be aware of sounds.

Is your mind slowing while music is happening? Watch that.

Is your mind racing while music is playing? Watch that!

It is the *watching* that is the meditation. Not the object which is being watched.

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Good morning Tina, Some people prefer to meditate in natural surroundings like the woods, a field, or the beach while other s quiet room. There is no best place or best method. I just want to reinforce what Admodeus said by quoting from Sogyal Rinpoche “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” . “There are many ways of making the approach to meditation as joyful as possible. You can find the music that most exalts you and use it to open your heart and mind. You can collect pieces of poetry, or quotations or lines of teachings that over the… Read more »

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This is a personal question, as in, only a specific person can answer it for themselves. Many people can meditate with a slow rhythmic musical composition. This is because it isn’t distracting as much as it interrupts the chaos of everyday life, which is very asymmetric. A slight pause in the rhythm is enough to distract someone, so its important it is far longer then you meditate. Others can not meditate with man made noise, no matter how peaceful and repeating, preferring a natural sound, such as that of the randomness of nature. As it isn’t distracting spiritually, as it… Read more »

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I dont know

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the goal of meditation is to let thoughts just flow
if you concentrate on that interrupting noise then you are interrupting the meditation
if you just let that noise be, accept it and move on, not holding on to any thoughts

then you are meditating correctly