1426Re: [Meditation Society of America] logic and meditation
- Dec 2, 2002Dear Michael and All,
What is written here is so very accurate! The next issue of The Inner
Traveler will have a sub-theme about Fear, so I see dealing with this
as most beneficial to spiritual evolution. And what can be seen in
Michael, Ganga, Judi, and others who post here, is an absence of fear.
They have all encountered it, faced it, and seen that the "I" who was
afraid isn't real. Once seen, no need for fear, and no focal point for
it to focus and intensify. And then the fun begins. It was always
there, but we tended to run away from "not fun". And after facing
fear, Fun is fun and funny and Not Fun is fun and funny. As they say
on the street, "It's all good".
Peace and blessings,
"Michael Read" <maread@t...> wrote:
> Hello Tony.the greatest fallacy is that meditation practice will ensure
> Meditation fallacies? Hmm...sure to be someone who would object but
enlightenment. There are Zen teaching stories that illustrate this.
And yet meditation is part and parcel of Zen teachings.
>practice? Looked at this way there is nothing to be gained by
> If meditation practice will not guarantee enlightenment, why
meditation, eh? But, consider meditation as a looking within and we
can begin to see that the who and what we think we are is not who we
are. In other words, we can begin to see through the fallacies that we
hold to be truths.
>ecstacies, fears, emotions, visions, transports of all kinds.
> All manner of things can occur during a meditation session. Joys,
Meditation is a turning within, self examination as it were. It can be
a fearless examination of the internal picture show where we throw can
everything on the line or it can be just more distraction.
>we do the fear simply follows us. It waits, we think it is trying to
> When fear arises we may want to run from it and find the bliss. When
trap us or bind us somehow. What it is really doing is trying to tell
us to accept everything. We wil always be followed by our fears until
we learn to turn and examine them, see through them, accept them let
>suggestion. But, I think the best way to dissolve fallacies about
> Well, I suppose I have wandered a bit from your origional
meditation is to meditate and see what happens. :-)
> love and blessings - michael
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