| Singapore Retreat 2014 141103 Discussion Group 2B-2A (33:18-34:07)

Whether we open our eyes or close our eyes when we meditate is not important; what is important is that awareness gets better.

If awareness is better when you close your eyes, then close your eyes; if awareness is better when you open your eyes, then open your eyes.

Awareness needs to be better.

There are lots of problems when a yogi closes his eyes – easy to be sleepy, easy to day dream, easy for imagination to set in.

If you open your eyes, you can be more alert and aware; and also you can practice seeing. When you close your eyes, you have no chance to practice seeing.