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Asked: Aug 01 '11 at 14:58

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Last updated: Aug 02 '11 at 04:12

Here is a real-life example: This question was asked: What do i gain from stilling the mind from all thoughts?...and then the explanation beneath asks TWO questions, of which the first, and not original question, was answered, and the original, posted question was ignored (real-life explanation: Which is most important in my training, contemplation or stilling the mind?) This explanation actually asks two questions, and it is the first part which was answered...I was interested in the part about stilling the mind...If I posted a question about Stilling the Mind, Barry would close it because he would call it a duplicate question!

So what do I do about learning about "Stilling the Mind"?

Good luck. LOL! Jai

asked Aug 01 '11 at 14:58

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edited Aug 01 '11 at 15:02

Sometimes I have seen the body of the question even conflicts the actual question!

That is why at times I have to answer in parts because I am answering multiple questions in one answer, and at times the multiple questions have nothing to do with each other and nothing supporting each other.


answered Aug 01 '11 at 15:08

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Wade Casaldi

well wade sometime they do and complicated things are made from many simple things. experiance and enjoy.

(Aug 01 '11 at 21:04) whitetiger

To avoid situations like this, we always try to encourage people to ask only one specific question at a time on Inward Quest ( ) but some are less willing to comply than others, and some on IQ just outright refuse to comply no matter how often they are asked, for whatever reason.

In a situation like this where you want to ask a question that you think may be interpreted as a duplicate, you only have to acknowledge that you know there is a similar question and just add a brief explanation (only a sentence or two) of how the new question is different, or why you feel it is necessary to ask the question as a new one because it was embedded in another.

No "duplicate" question will be closed where it is obvious there is a reason for the duplication.

Duplicate questions that are duplicated for no obvious reason are bad for the site because it means answers end up scattered in different places which makes them more difficult to find for others.

Newer versions of the StackExchange software enable merging of answers to duplicate questions but we do not have access to that newer software. I'm not aware yet if OSQA has better duplicates management.


answered Aug 02 '11 at 04:12

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jai you do both you contemplate and remove the veils of the mind then the mind still because you have less hindrance. so you see there is no conflict. and you attain dhyana and the mind is pure. if you continue you attain samadhi. experiance and enjoy.


answered Aug 01 '11 at 21:02

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