Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Dealing With Life Meditations/Eglaelin
- --- jodyrrr <jodyrrr@...> wrote:
> --- InI think you have simply chosen a word that has
> "Terry Wall" <terryw@i...>
> > It is interesting that you choose the word
> "comfort." Others have chosen words like
> pleasure, happiness, enlightenment, unity,
> heaven, accomplishment, whatever. What
> is it about "comfort" that makes it so special
> for you?
> It's not about being special for me. I contend
> that all life strives for
> comfort, and that all behavior can be ascribed
> to comfort seeking.
> Pleasure and happiness are just forms of
> comfort. People strive for
> enlightenment, but what they are really seeking
> is comfort.
less emotional impact for you. Comfort is a less
'powerful' word than happiness or pleasure. For
Comfort: Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French
conforter, from Late Latin confortare to
strengthen greatly, from Latin com- + fortis
strong Date: 13th century
1 : to give strength and hope to : CHEER
2 : to ease the grief or trouble of
Date: 13th century
1 : strengthening aid: a : ASSISTANCE, SUPPORT
<accused of giving aid and comfort to the enemy>
b : consolation in time of trouble or worry :
2 a : a feeling of relief or encouragement b :
3 : a satisfying or enjoyable experience
4 : one that gives or brings comfort
Date: 15th century
1 obsolete : good fortune : PROSPERITY
2 a : a state of well-being and contentment : JOY
b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience
These are 'just' dictionary results. Personally,
I will use the word happiness. I think maybe the
reason that comfort sounds better for you is that
it seems less like a striving instead of a
seeking of the status. IMO, comfort is a word
that seems to represent complacency instead of
Peace On Your Path,
They (Hellenic Philosphers) saw the philosopher as a compassionate physician whose arts could heal many pervasive types of human suffering. They practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual technique dedicated to the display of cleverness but as an immersed and worldly art of grappling with human misery.
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> 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..