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RE: [Meditation Society of America] Re: aumg, aumg, aumg

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  • Carter, Richard
    Perhaps they can measure spiritual attainment by having each competitor submit a written composition describing their samadhi experiences. Whoever can B.S.
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 27, 2003
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      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!!!
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      From: Nina [mailto:murrkis@...]
      Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 9:30 AM
      To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: aumg, aumg, aumg

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "diana_53231"
      <diana_53231@y...> wrote:
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      Hehe, well, what will they do next?

      The Onion did a spoof on yoga competition a while back:

      http://www.theonion.com/onion2908/monkgloats.html

      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.

      Nina




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