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8 Stages Of Mental Mastery
Tweet TweetThe Buddha taught the 8 stages of mental mastery. What are these 8 stages of mental mastery? Beginning with familiar objects on one's own body, one visualizes small objects such as a tooth, a scar, or a sore, as if they were external objects. One does not judge whether the object is beautiful or ugly - the visualization incorporates both. Mastering the perception of objects on one's own body, one visualizes large forms such as a leg, a bone, fingers and toes, as if they were external objects. Again, the perception of beautiful or ugly does not enter the visualization. Expanding object awareness and complexity, one visualizes small external objects, such as a cup, a chair, or a tea pot without considering whether it is beautiful or ugly. Mastering size perception, one visualizes large external objects such as a house, the neighborhood, the city, the continent, the Earth, the Milky Way, or a distant galaxy without judging how beautiful or how ugly [...]