A Review of Contemporary Meditation Research
- Hi friends,
There's an on-line book I found several weeks ago that I thought
might be useful for us all to read:
The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation: A Review of
Contemporary Research by Michael Murphy and Steven Donovan
Happiness and Ease to you all,
Nirodha (Bill Gray)
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>Lol, I was just about to post this book. I've read it twice, there's
> Hi friends,
> There's an on-line book I found several weeks ago that I thought
> might be useful for us all to read:
> The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation: A Review of
> Contemporary Research by Michael Murphy and Steven Donovan
> Happiness and Ease to you all,
> Nirodha (Bill Gray)
not much on Jhana but there are many other useful tidbits.
- Hello friend Nirodha, I read the excerpt you posted for us to read from A
Critique of Western Research on Meditation
The test of the 7 yogis sounds interesting, however, we would want to hear
more about the test and the yogis. Just because someone walks around India
with matted hair, and pretending to meditate does not make him or her an
Also, we would want to know how long a period the yogis were tested over.
Was it a 10 minute meditation, or an hour or more, etc?
Latukikopama Sutta, MN 66
"...he enters and abides in the fourth absorption (jhana): purity of
equanimity & mindfulness, neither pleasure nor pain. This is called
renunciation-pleasure, seclusion-pleasure, calm-pleasure,
self-awakening-pleasure. And of this pleasure I say that it is to be
cultivated, to be developed, to be pursued, it is not to be feared.
The contemplative Jeffrey S, Brooks
the Great Western Vehicle
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