To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

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To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby Derek » Wed May 28, 2014 12:01 pm

Finally, an authentically American Buddhism:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-2 ... ating.html

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby Mkoll » Wed May 28, 2014 7:24 pm

I'm hardly surprised. Meditation tends to make people calmer and more focused, in whatever form it takes. Next, it will be soldiers.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby Anagarika » Wed May 28, 2014 8:35 pm

I wrote one of the reporters of the article (Anthony Effinger), and he responded today, in part, with this: "And please let me know if you see anything on your horizon there that might resonate with the Wall Street crowd (our audience)." If anyone here has any ideas of subjects for a second article on meditation and Wall Street, along the lines of the first, feel free to weigh in. I will pass them on to the authors. I suggested that one area of exploration might be whether Wall Streeters might, with a solid meditation practice, develop different attitudes towards money, and cultivate not just empathy for the less fortunate in the world, but compassionate action toward helping others that suffer from lack of resources, food, clean water, or shelter. In other words, accumulating money not as a way of keeping score, or acquiring more toys or beach houses, but as actually balancing the requirement to produce revenues for their investment firms against using some portion of their exorbitant incomes to benefit others.

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby Kusala » Thu May 29, 2014 1:08 am

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby SarathW » Thu May 29, 2014 3:36 am

Hi Santa
Then, what is meant by Mitya Samadhi?

By the way there is another post relating to similar subject.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16371&start=20
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby Mkoll » Thu May 29, 2014 6:57 am

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

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Re: To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

Postby SarathW » Fri May 30, 2014 12:32 am

Thanks Santa
Some commentators reserve the word Samadhi only for right concentration.
It appears to me that word Samadhi can be used for wrong concentration as well.
:thinking:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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