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U.S. Marines studying how meditation could make them tougher

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U.S. Marines studying how meditation could make them tougher

Postby Kusala » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:28 am

Hello Dhamma friends. What do you make of this?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-marines ... -1.1121189
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:31 am

Sounds like miccha-samadhi to me... :shrug:
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Postby danieLion » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:41 am

Mindful harm? Ludicrous.

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Postby pilgrim » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:45 am

Meditation to make them more efficient at being soldiers? I agree with Khalil. It may be meditation , but with impure motives, it is not Samma -Samadhi and does not lead to Panna.

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Postby alan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:13 am

The title is incorrect. They are trying to find ways to reduce stress, in order to produce more effective soldiers.

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Postby m0rl0ck » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:58 pm

Sounds like a positive development. I think they are likely to notice some (to them) deleterious side effects long term, i.e increased compassion for their enemies and increased capacity for independent thinking.
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Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:22 pm

Dont beleive the propaganda. We are bankrupting the planet. The next time we need oil it may be your turn.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 pm

Sorry, didnt know you were natives. Love your country, fear your government.
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Postby alan » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:30 am

No need to fear. Obama is back, and better than ever. We're learning. Eventually, America will be the country it should be.

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Kevin


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Postby yawares » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:52 pm

Dear Kevin,

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Your video reminds me of my uncle..he was a 4 stars General Marine(Thailand)..I/daughter went to his grand ceremony while I was vacationing in Bangkok..I had a chance to tour the big battle ship with him...my daughter(5 yrs old) loved the ship..my uncle held her hand/carried her all the time...Oh I missed that day..very exciting! We loved to walk on the deck. I wished I had the pictures with my uncle that day..his soldiers took many pictures...but never sent them to me.

I/daughter at my uncle's house
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He passed away years ago :cry:
yawares :heart: military

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Postby Virgo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:37 pm

Thank you for sharing that story Yawares.

Unfortunately, samsara is a place where there is attachment, aversion, and delusion and people have to die. It's sad to think all of the people who have been killed, and will be killed, because of these defilements.


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Thanks Yawares,

Kevin


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