Reply To: mindfulness practice and eye tiredness/pain


Yes. What was suggested by y not above could be the cause of your issues, reddypeppers.

All our stresses have origins in greed, anger, and ignorance (of the teachings of the Buddha).
– If we try to disregard those “root causes” and ask the mind to focus on something specific (like the breath), that just could be an added burden to the mind.

We may not realize it (especially initially), but greed and anger lead to a lot of stress.
– Furthermore, “meditation” should mostly involve contemplation of Dhamma concepts.

If you can elaborate on whether you have anger issues or excess sensual attachments, that may help clarify possible specific solutions. But most people do not like to talk about personal issues, so that may not be a possibility.

I would recommend the post, “Myths about Meditation” and then first few posts on “Bhāvanā (Meditation)

After that, you could select other posts in the “Bhāvanā (Meditation)” section.

Feel free to ask questions.

P.S. Yesterday, I installed a “patch” suggested by the forum software people and it seems to work. Now the main forum page is being updated as comments are posted.