Describe Meditation in one sentence

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby catmoon » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:50 am

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:"Please don't meditate".



Ha! This one almost slipped past me as a meaningless attempt at paradox.

As I moved on to the next post I saw what it meant. Very good.

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby suanck » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:53 am

Meditation, in the Buddhist context, consists of right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration which are the 3 factors of the Noble Eightfold Path leading to total liberation.

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby smokey » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:31 am

Meditation is cultivation of the mind.

Short and simple.

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby AdvaitaJ » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:54 am

Meditation is a skillful tool that helps a practitioner find and then follow the Noble Eightfold Path.

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby adeh » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:06 am

iiiiiiiiiin.......should I cook the tomatoes first?...[back to the breath]....oooooouuuuuut......

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:51 am

adeh wrote:iiiiiiiiiin.......should I cook the tomatoes first?...[back to the breath]....oooooouuuuuut......



:jumping:

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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:52 am

iiiiiiiiiin.......should I cook the tomatoes first?...[back to the breath]....oooooouuuuuut......no! onions first....iiiiiiiiiin
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Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

Postby Laurens » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:12 pm

adeh wrote:iiiiiiiiiin.......should I cook the tomatoes first?...[back to the breath]....oooooouuuuuut......


I like it!

Although I would agree with Manapa - fry the onions lightly in some oil until they go soft first, or else they might be a bit crunchy
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