Re: Meditation / Devi
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, devianandi
>Yes -- I guess you can say there is meditation a,
> > Sometimes, it seems funny the way
> > our words and attitudes make
> > little world-boxes for selves.
> > A spiritualized world-box is just
> > as much a world-box as a
> > material one.
> > If there is anything to meditation,
> > it is breaking the sense of
> > confinement in the box of
> > me against not-me,
> > meditation against not-meditation,
> > know somethings against know nothings.
> > -- Dan
> devi: dan, nice to know you meditate....
which is meditation as a specific
activity, guided in a certain direction, to
achieve specific results.
And, there is meditation x, which is not an agenda,
not a way to do things and get certain results,
but is your own being/awareness without walls,
without separations or comparisons.
Meditation x is often linked to inquiry, because
inquiry dissolves the walls that never really
existed except as a way of interpreting,
planning, and existing.
The first meditation is an activity occurring within
the second meditation -- within which all activities
occur, and which is the "backdrop" for all happenings --
yet itself never happens.
Meditation is a word, like god, like enlightenment,
like realization, that gets used in many different ways.
Zen or Ch'an means meditation, yet that kind of meditation
is quite different than the raja yoga Bob refers to --
for example challenges of a confrontive nature are much
more common in Zen, particularly the Rinzai version.