RE: [Meditation Society of America] Re: aumg, aumg, aumg
- Perhaps they can measure spiritual attainment by having each competitor submit a written composition describing their samadhi experiences. Whoever can B.S. the best, wins!!!-----Original Message-------- In email@example.com, "diana_53231"
From: Nina [mailto:murrkis@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 9:30 AM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: aumg, aumg, aumg
Hehe, well, what will they do next?
The Onion did a spoof on yoga competition a while back:
There is something to be said for inspiring people to begin the
practice of yoga, even it is by attracting them through their own
attachment to competition. Perhaps the inspiration will eventually
lead to things beyond competition, beyond seeing how long and hard
someone can work in a hot room, beyond the feeling that 'if I can do
this, I can do anything!' On the other hand, the quest for fixed
solution is well-rooted in our psyches, as is the tendency not to
look deeper, and it could be that in presenting yoga as a competitive
sport, that a great many people are misled.
But don't worry, each sport refines to its most sleekest expression,
ultimately hitting the limits of the tolerance of the human body and
the gear and measuring devices used in the sport. Without further
technological advances, the sport comes to a head, so to speak. As
regards yoga competitions, that technological cut-off point might be
the ability to measure depth and degree of infinity.
Good luck to the yoga athletes on that one. I'd love to see how they
manage to measure and compare Samadhi.
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