[QUOTE=silkofos;50912]Hi everybody ,
I m a guy from greece (so excuse my bad enlish) and the last days I have had some strange experiences coming out of meditation. There have been 3 months that I meditate on my breath according to the vipassana Osho describes in the Orange book. The last week I tried to focus to the third eye. The first time i lost the sense of my body and this scared me. In the past (5 years ago) I used to meditate and I had reached the void without any fear or problem. These days i used to smoke weed every day and at some time extremely fast hartbeats made me quit meditating. I thought that it was a symptom of meditation . How stupid eh? Anyway…in the present the void scared me I suppose because I have been far more attached to common reality through all these years…
When I was 13-15 years old I had some other strange experiences such as numbness in the head and the feeling that I was seeing my self from above while playin basketball or in the class…these days I described the fact to my mother and see said we had to visit a doctor. The doctor said that there was not enough blood to the brain and every time this strange feeling was on its onset, i should put my head below the level of my heart so that blood will flow there. And so I did. Strange excperiences never again occured until the last week.
I tried to focus to the third eye and after 2 hours my brain started to be in the same kind of numbness…I visualised that I am slipping out of my head and something like a whirlpool in the top of my head started to suck all the energy that was accumulated in my head…Then I remembered this state and get scared again in the potential of a similar excperience(what a chicken#@!). The next day I tried it again and the heartbeat got out of control.
Now I read about oboe everywhere and I have a feeling of numbness again all day long in the back lower part of my head. It seems that with every exhale this part of the head gets more and more energy. When I try to do vipassana all the energy goes there unwillingly. I have to put strong effort to drive the energy to a different point of my body… Is there any possibility this energy to cause damage to my physical body? Why is thing accumulating in the head?
Thanks you for your attention.[/QUOTE]
Your calm abiding or power of concentration is good. Your dealing with things that you are unfamilar with thus the being scared. I know they are scary. It is not my place to say what is happening to you when you do these things on this forum in the open place or even in private message. As I am not your guru and these things are not common knowledge. I will discuss it no further. Don’t ask.
Now the helpful advice!
Power of concentration is fine and dandy - it is a very nice tool to have. You should balance your practice with special insight i.e. wisdom.
You may want to look into zen and it’s sitting practices and read up on Kensho, study the koans, and read the words of the patriarchs.
Within the Mahayana the topic is primarily “emptiness.” but also one should look into the paramitas or 'perfections, and study the lam rim, and read the words set down by those of the precious white dynasty. (the gurus/lamas and so on . . . )
If your already doing all this then I have nothing more to add.
Your doing good! keep going.