SDC wrote:SarathW wrote:What are your thoughts?
That 'concentration' is a poor and misleading rendering of samādhi.
I do not think Tiger has had the time to develop what is needed to attain the jhānas.
SarathW wrote:Hi Marc
Thanks. I do sitting meditation too. But is it so crucial? How about walking meditation? I never heard about the zone. Can you give some links so I can learn bit more about it?
appicchato wrote:He's about as Buddhist as a statue of the Virgin Mary...and no way does he even know the meaning of the word jhana...
SarathW wrote:I posted the same question, in another Buddhist forum about two years ago without knowing that Tiger Woods was a Buddhist and he was meditating as a very young child. If I am not wrong, I think that he played 18 hole golf at par at the age of five.
I think that most of prominent players win in Olympics, tennis (mainly Abrahamic Religions) must have attain some form of Jhana (keeping aside drug abuse). Even cricket players such as Muralitharan (Hindu religion), Shane Warn may come under this category.
Unfortunately most of these people did not support their attainment with following Dharma. In his public apology to his family Tiger Woods stated that fall of his fame is due to failing to follow the Five Precepts.
What are your thoughts?
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