[Meditation Society of America] Re: Dealing With Life Meditations/Eglaelin
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Eglaelin" <eglaelin@y...>
> Greetings and Felicitation,I would contend that there is comfort to be found in these
> I have been contemplating your comments below for several days. Here
> is thought, or two, about this subject.
> Humans are the only creature (that we know of) whom deliberately seek
> out uncomfortable circumstances for the experience. Have you ever
> heard of an animal going without food when food was available. Yet,
> human beings will deliberately fast when plenty of food is present.
> Why? For the experience. Does any animal climb to the top of Mt.
> Everest just for the experience of doing so. How about living in
> extreme cold, or space, just for the experience? The list of
> activities could go on and on. Maybe this is one of the defining
> differences between animals and humans. Just a thought.
experiences, and that's why we do them.
That is, we will endure much discomfort in our search for
more novel kinds of comfort, such as having been to the
top of the world, etc.
The difference between animals and humans isn't that humans
seek discomfort where animals won't, it's that humans have
developed a taste for more exotic kinds of comfor,t for which
they are willing to endure various levels of discomfort to
> --- In email@example.com, "jodyrrr"
> <jodyrrr@y...> wrote:
> > The single and solitary goal of all life is to seek
> > comfort. Pleasure equals comfort for many forms of
> > life. You are seeking to be ethical. For the moment
> > that is your comfort.
> > I submit to you that *each and every* thing that you
> > do serves your own personal comfort. You cannot escape
> > your own comfort seeking. Even if you put a gun to your
> > head and pull the trigger, it was because you sought some
> > comfort in it, even if it was only to attempt to contradict what
> > I've written above.
> If you like the study of the mind, Eglaelin, You might try GeorgPatanjali.
> Feuerstein's translation and commentary on "Yoga Sutra" by
> It is the basis of Raja Yoga. It is very systematic and wellformed.
>devi: i have it on order from the library, i've already read about
> Bobby G.
four or five commentaries, most from indian scholors, i'm actually
thinking about offering study groups in my area..