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When a buddhist goes through his cycle of meditation, what feelings is he experiencing?

I am doing a paper for college and it would be greatly appretiated if somebody experienced in the buddhism field can answer my question. What feelings are you experiencing. Do you become hungry? Do you lose focus? Please answer this one for me.
No 10 year olds please. I need experienced and serious people to answer my question.

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  1. Yes i agree your ass gets numb but thats ot the point. The point is that you are trying t feel things that you have never felt before and understand them. Its like a perfect way of thinking that you are trying to acheive by thinking, drawing out hidden secretz(lots_of_secretz[ lol] )From deep within your soul. The feeling, well, ROCKS!!!

  2. 1. Relaxation of the senses and all physical cares/concerns, gradually fading away, along with tensions etc.
    2. Entering into a pleasant state of ease and contentment.
    3. ‘Stillness’ achieved, where the mind is absolutely blank, like a canvas without color or design.
    4. Deeper consciousness achieved, where you begin to have ‘connection’ with a Higher Reality.
    5.Pass on into Higher Reality, physicality becomes meaningless.
    6.An extremely heightened sense of ‘Awareness’ achieved, which also lasts for some time after meditation in some cases, where the Higher Consciousness(‘Buddha’) is flowing through you and into the world, to and fro.You ‘are’.
    7.Gradual return to ‘normality’ and physical awareness.
    Hope this helps. Good luck.

  3. a buddhist person who is meditating is supposed to feel nothing; they are supposed to DETACH themselves completely from the world and practically think of absolutely nothing and feel nothing. Everything around them no longer exists while they are meditating.
    if you have any questions e-mail me at roxstar1987@yahoo.com…I recently just wrote a paper about buddhism for my religion class.

  4. First of all, it would depend greatly on the school of Buddhist mediation and what practices you are performing.
    There are many forms of meditation in Buddhism. The two main forms of meditation from which the others are formed are Samatha, or concentration of the mind and Vipassana insight meditation. Samatha is often referred to by non-Buddhist westerners as simply mediation while Vipassana is often referred to as contemplation.
    The meditative techniques of Samatha include anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing); metta (loving kindness); Upekkha (calm, stable and composed) and Karuna (Compassion) meditation. While practicing anapanasati, there should be nothing but the feeling of the breath. In the beginning, this is never the case, but with time and practice, the idea that you are only aware of the breath. No other feelings, thoughts or emotions should arise. Most mediation practices start off with anapanasati to help focus the mind and prepare ourselves for a deeper practice. In regards to metta meditation, and the other paramita practices, (“Perfection” or “Transcendent” practices) the idea is to generate the feeling of the paramita you are working with. For instance, if metta Paramita (loving kindness) then you should feel Love and kindness for ALL beings. This feeling should resonate throughout your being as though you truly loved and felt kindness for every being on the earth.
    Vipassana mediation is a different form of meditation. This mediations practice is used to generate Prajna (wisdom). Just as Samatha is one of the three major parts of the Buddha’s teachings, so too is Prajna. The three parts, in order, are: Sila (conduct); Samatha (concentration) & Prajna (wisdom). The practice of Vipassana consists of meditating on the two truths: conventional truth and absolute truth. One realizes that phenomena likewise have a lack of inherent existence, and have Shunyata. (emptiness) This is determined by the inferential path of reasoning and direct observation through meditation. This can be done by meditating on the understanding of the Four Noble Truths, the three marks of existence, or any number of other fundamental Buddhist teaching or by concentrating on one of a number of topics or slogans that help give rise to better understanding of our Buddhachitta. (Buddha mind or Buddha Nature) Another form of vipassana mediation is the use of the Koan, a question or statement generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding, yet that may be accessible to the unborn mind. In vipassana mediation, feelings (Physical or emotional) are unimportant. Usually, if a practitioner performs anapanasati meditation followed by paramita meditation practices and then engages in vipassana mediation, there will be some leftover feelings from the by paramita practice, although more experienced and skilled Buddhist will not have any ‘carry over’ as they are truly unattached to their emotions and thus ‘drop them’ at the end of each practice.
    Please note, that when one is unattached to emotion, this does NOT mean that a person has no emotion or does not express emotion. It means that when it is time to laugh, they laugh and then when the time passes, they stop. That laughter does not stick with them causing unnecessary baggage. When it is time to be sad, they cry. When the time is past, the tears stop and the sadness is gone and they are living in the moment. If it is no longer time to be sad, then living in the moment means you should not be sad because you are not carrying the emotion with you.
    I hope this helps.

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