There are many ways to practice Jingzuo Technique. First of all, the word Jingzuo means to sit still. As practitioners of life cultivation, we practice Jingzuo by sitting down and doing our meditation.
As you can see, there are many ways that we can sit. There are also many ways that we can meditate. As practitioners, we just follow the one way that is most effective for us. As the saying goes, when we drink water, whether the water is warm or cold, each of us knows it.
If you are a beginner, read the article and try them all, and then decide on the one that you feel most comfortable with, and then practice for months and years to come until you reap all the benefits.
Follow your breath
This is the basics of all meditation. Learn how to breathe. Refer to Mustang Tuna Technique to learn all about deep breathing.
For beginners, you pick a spot on your body, such as the spot about two inches below your naval. Focus on it by observing your nose with your eyes, and observing your mind with your nose.
When you breathe, you will notice that the spot will rise and fall with each breath. Do not try to change the rhythm of your breath. Just breathe naturally.
Try to concentrate on the breathing itself. You only need to consciously notice your breath. Do not think or judge your breathing, like thinking this breath is shorter than the last one.
Follow a picture
We can try to imagine some pictures to help with our meditation. For example, we can imagine a coin sitting above the navel, swelling up and down with our breathing. We can imagine a buoy in the sea, floating up and down with our breathing. We can imagine a lotus flower sitting on our belly, with the petals blooming with our breathing.
You may find your mind starts to wander. Have no fear. You are just a beginner in meditation. As with all arts, you will get better with practice.
Once you find your mind wandering, you pull your thoughts back to its origin, focusing on breathing, and shut off all other thoughts. Get rid of the random thoughts popping into your mind, and collect your mind once more.
Follow a chanting
Pick your own chanting. Repeat the chanting in a monotonous way. The chanting may be a single word, a single phrase or a short sentence. It may be in any language, or a language foreign to you.
We used to chant wuliangshoufo. Some people may chant amituofo. Some people may yet chant hallelujah. Pick one you like and stick with it. You may visit the Internet to pick one.
Once you start chanting, your mind will be lured into a collected state. You will soon be in a deep trance for long and deep meditation.
As a beginner, you may choose the word One, or Ning, or Jing, or An, or Ji as your chanting. It is also nice to pick Om as your chanting. We like the sound of it. It is a traditional chanting which stands for Ubiquitous Consciousness. Chanting like Sat, Chit, Ananda are also popular choices which stand for Existence, Consciousness, Joy.
Chanting is associated with music. It is supposed to be an instrument of thinking. The chanting creates a resonance in our thoughts so that we can escape from random and complex thoughts and into our deep consciousness.
Repeated chanting helps with our meditation. The quieting chanting of a simple word or phrase will penetrate our thoughts to help stabilize it. If you are distracted again, just get back to the chanting. Once we enter the state of deep consciousness, we may then do our chanting in silence and oblivion.
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Jingzuo Technique is a way to practice meditation. It lays out many ways a person can learn to do deep meditation.
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