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Re: [Meditation Society of America] shaken, not stirred

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  • Jeff Belyea
    ... Nice distinction. The silence of this type of meditation does not impose the way the spoken and shouted words of fundamentalism do. So the parallel only
    Message 1 of 11 , May 29 12:51 PM
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Greg Goode <
      goode@d...> wrote:
      > At 07:05 PM 5/29/2003 +0000, Jeff Belyea wrote:
      >
      > >This is an awesome bit of Buddhism. Thanks.
      > >While I can admire their goals, I can't
      > >say that their strategy does a whole lot
      > >to appeal to me.
      > >
      > >I can see the parallel to the Hell, Fire
      > >and Brimstone crowd of Christianity.
      >
      > I can too, but I myself haven't seen these Buddhist meditations being mis-used by those wanting to manipulate *others* into doing stuff. I have seen Christians do it a lot. I'm sure the Buddhists have done it too, but I don't live in a largely Buddhist country :-)
      >
      > --Greg

      Nice distinction. The silence of
      this type of meditation does not
      impose the way the spoken and
      shouted words of fundamentalism
      do. So the parallel only runs
      to the "hell" imagery; each
      finding that imagery distressful,
      one as a consegrated act and
      the other as an avoidance strategy.

      Jeff
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