Re: Perhaps the best essay...
- Bruce Morgen <editor@...> wrote:
>Excellent pointing. Much appreciated. And I agree with
> ..on this subject I've ever read
> -- and from a notorious (shudder)
> atheist skeptic, no less:
most (maybe all) of his conclusions...
I like this ne comparing LSD to meditation....
"While meditation can open the mind to a similar
range of conscious states, they are reached far less
haphazardly. If LSD is like being strapped to rocket,
learning to meditate is like gently raising a sail.
Yes, it is possible, even with guidance, to wind up
someplace terrifying--and there are people who probably
shouldn't spend long periods in intensive practice.
But the general effect of meditation training is of
settling ever more fully into one's own skin, and
suffering less, rather than more there."