retrofuturist wrote:In short, for those without 88 minutes to spare, after a bit of preliminary science, it proposes combination of samatha (calm) meditation and pushing out unwholesome/useless thoughts with calming thoughts/imagery that can alleviate and defuse the cyclical nature of anxiety, worry and stress.
Thanks for summarizing the video for those of us who value their time and can't be bothered watching useless trash, Retro. (Besides, I have a dial-up connection. Anyone know how long it takes for 88 minutes to upload on a dial-up connection? I have better things to do with my time.)
This is typical of the modern age's urge to find a quick fix "pill" to use in order to handle an established mental habit. It puts a band-aide on the problem but does not
directly address it!
Following the above mentioned advice will only result in the anxiety returning at some point in the future (wherein the practitioner will have to deal with it again, using this quick fix method of truth denial) and will not end the cycle once and for all.
If you want to end anxiety, confront the cause of anxiety and see it for what it truly IS through insight. Otherwise, be content to keep applying these ridiculous quick fixes to a problem that is sure to recur.
"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV