| Taiwan Retreat 2018 Q&A 11 (1:01:12-1:03:44)

Yogi: Seeing meditation – what to be aware of? Should I fix attention on one point, or can I look around?

Sayadaw: Open the eyes and see naturally; don’t purposely look around. Be more aware of body sensations with the eyes open. Naturally, the mind will look, but you bring your attention back to the body. Don’t pay particular attention to the things seen – pay attention inside.

Know what is nature and concept – be more aware of bodily process because bodily process is nature. If you see things, it is a concept – if the mind goes out and pays attention to concepts, defilements will arise.

If the mind knows that it’s paying attention (to outside things), it is still reality. Paying attention is the mind.