What is the intention of the Concentration work?
The historical development of the Daime Concentration work
What is meditation?
The Concentration begins even before Daime. First off we explore the idea of meditation, and sitting in silence quieting the mind.
Ayahuasqueros and their silent concentration
Then the next step for us to examine is the practices by Indigineous Ayahuasqueros of the Amazon who would drink Ayahuasca and sit in absolute stillness – motionless for hours.
Early Concentrations with Mestre Irineu[The first concentration works in the Daime before Germano Guillherme presented his first hymn]
Mestre Irineu receives the “Hinos Novos” and they are appended to the conclusion of the silent concentration
How to perform the traditional Daime Concentration
Part 1 – Opening
Part 2 – Concentration
Part 3 – Hinos Novos
Part 4 – Closing
Additonal rules and guidelines for the traditional Daime Concentration
Who practices the traditional Daime Concentration?
The Decree of Mestre Irineu completely outlines the definition of the traditional concentration
As noted in the above section, the traditional concentration begins with a reading of the decree of Mestre Irineu. Here we will summarize some main points in the decree while removing the parts that do not partain to the format of the work.
Oddly enough, in the line of Padrinho Sebastião the exact same decree is read… and then they do not follow the instructions that are laid out! The decree outlines the format of the work, it states clearly that there is a Daime serving, concentration, and then we get into formation and sing. Yet Daimistas in the Mapiá line read off these instructions and then do not follow them every single work.
How is the concentration in the work of Padrinho Sebastiao develop?
It started out as the same work, but they would sing oracao every day at 6pm and then start.
Then after oracao at the start that merged into part of the format.
Then the 1.5 hour was split into two 1 hour sections with a section of hymns in the middle.
Then it was Alfredo in the 1990s who added in the opening of the work.