In this sat yoga clip, shunyamurti explains how our natural, and sometimes inevitable undesirable feelings are not welcome when it comes to the golden age, it comes across to me as kind of a 101 on contamination ocd from the believers perspective.
Emotional contagion is a reality, though to spread this tone of fear around about it is rather quite unprofessional, not to mention a poor example for those who are not feeling so great with the experience.
Someone out for others would provide known ways towards resolution of the problem, not create fear out if it.
This old clip is sheer weaponry against seekers psyches.
For anyone who might need it, ways to counter contagion are exactly that.. to counter the feelings with something else.. refocus your brain activity with favourite scents, something that you’re reading or studying, doing something physical, it is using your own brain and therefore faculties for your own will (thinking, etc) that will help shift the contagion habit.
Counter outer negative feelings with recall of good memories, looking at photographs etc.
Long term meditators and / or those from isolated and abuse situations are more susceptible.
‘All mental chatter must stop’ - this awful quote can be picked out from numerous teachings across the board.
The idea was created in order to cease all thinking in participants, and as many of us on the forum know.. it is the people that ask us to ditch our thinking that we must watch out for.
Mental ‘chatter’ is not the problem, the intense focus on not having ‘chatter’ that creates the unnecessary focus on chatter in the first place.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2020 12:24AM by facet.