retrofuturist wrote:Enlightenment comes through the disentangling of the mind, not the tangling of legs.
Tex wrote:If I can ask a parenthetical question without derailing the thread -- I've read more than once, on other more general Buddhism sites, that the full lotus position "has benefits" -- I assume they're talking about posture benefits, or do they mean something else, something more mystical or spiritual or that this particular position is more conducive to meditative attainments and so on?
I only ask because if there isn't a very compelling reason to sit full lotus then I'll continue to have no interest in attempting it.
There's really no need to get into the lotus position, or even the half lotus. I've read about meditators who have caused serious, irreversible damage to their joints after years of forcing themselves into the lotus position. Please do not hurt yourself!
clw_uk wrote:Ive being trying to get into this position but find it impossible, has anyone else had this trouble?
Anyone know any good stretching tips?
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