Many people meditate for purposes of their religion--others do so
just to relax or whatever. In religious meditation, one uses a
religious icon or prayer. In Catholic religions, people would "say"
the Rosary by holding each bead and saying the prayer that's
associated with that bead.
Generally, I do meditation just for relaxation and to control
anxiety; but I have tried a few different religious chants
like "Hare Krsna"
--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., medit8ionsociety
> Dear Silauto, Tony, and all,
> Perhaps we can ask the question another way. What do religious
> (Christian) and non- religious meditations have in common. The
> religion has as its root "Realization". And that's what meditators
> are seeking...Realization of who they are, who God is, what is the
> meaning of life, and so on. Many religious figures have meditated
> (think of both Jesus in the desert and Buddha under the Bodhi
> (Enlightenment) tree, both for 40 days), and come to Realization.
> They then had no more ???, just!!! The conclusions they came to
> usually summed up in the instruction to look within
> kingdom of God is within you"...Jesus, "He to whom you pray is
> than the neck of your camel"...Mohammed,..."God dwelleth in all
> hearts"...Bhagavad Gita, etc. Even the (non-religious, non-
> scientist who is looking for the keys to how the universe works can
> be said to be meditating. He too is a Realization seeker. What the
> long tradition of religions offer are centuries old methodologies
> the seeker to apply. Adoration of a Divinity by singing praises,
> chanting their name, emulating their perfection, and so on, are
> in all religions. We have a very common meditation technique on
> site that you may be interested in checking out. It "works" for
> scientist who just thinks that energy at play is the cause of all
> things, as well as those who believe there is a creator of that
> energy. But it is probably most comfortable a technique for those
> have a specific Being that they can visualize, such as Krishna,
> Jesus, Buddha. It can be found at this URL:
> Finally, I want to add that the best way to learn about meditation,
> is to meditate. The "quality" will be very clear with Realization.
> am convinced that meditation, "religious", "non-relioious",
> is the best way to achieve the understanding that the directive
> look within is aimed at.
> "silauto" <silauto@y...> wrote:
> > Hi Tony,
> > Thanks for your input.I think the older a religion, it pertains
> > the vibrations of the people in the world then, so maybe in
> > times it may not be possible to get certain results.
> > All religions have their various prayers and passages which one
> > do to arrive at a certain result.
> > I think one should have a short term and a long term aim while
> > anything, so what would be an aim in case of a non religious
> > meditation?
> > By saying christian meditation, I dont mean to say that this is
> > better or worse, but I think it is being widely practised maybe
> > the churches, so the outcome is better known to a wider
> > silauto
> > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Tony" <tosime@l...>
> > > Hi Silauto,
> > >
> > > While I don't have an answer to your question, I would like to
> > a more
> > > general question.
> > >
> > > How does religious meditation differ in quality from non-
> > > meditation?
> > >
> > > Has anyone practiced both forms and drawn any conclusions?
> > >
> > > ...Tony