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Alan Watts on Meditation

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    We could say that meditation doesn t have a reason or doesn t have a purpose. In this respect it s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 5, 2010
      "We could say that meditation doesn't have a
      reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect
      it's unlike almost all other things we do except
      perhaps making music and dancing. When we make
      music we don't do it in order to reach a certain
      point, such as the end of the composition. If
      that were the purpose of music then obviously the
      fastest players would be the best. Also, when we
      are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a
      particular place on the floor as in a journey.
      When we dance, the journey itself is the point,
      as when we play music the playing itself is the
      point. And exactly the same thing is true in
      meditation. Meditation is the discovery that
      the point of life is always arrived at in the
      immediate moment."
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