On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM, freqflyer07281972 < thismindisbud...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Telmo, > > With my recent post fresh in my mind, I think I can engage with you a bit > on the meaning and purpose of meditation. > > I think the main point of meditation is to see 'what is' for 'what it is.' > Nothing more, nothing less. > Sure, that's my understanding too. > > All 'other worlds, other universes, other possibilities' are phantoms of > the mind. Ok, but then I want to know what the mind is... > For a simple proof of this, just consider the proliferation of various > 'multiverse' interpretations of quantum mechanics! Meditation, though, > grounds a person into themselves and into their environment. Yes, but what are these things -- selves and environments? > Perhaps in doing so, it makes you stop wanting things to be different than > what they are, That's good advice, but I find that the effort towards a TOE is motivated mostly by a desire to understand, not for a desire for things to be different. In my experience, people that think that the world should change in a certain direction seem to have very definitive answers to these questions. > especially yourself. For it is only when you accept exactly who you are > that you can live and act genuinely in the world. And because we are all > individual and unique (redundant, i know), we all have to find this out for > ourselves, since no one elses prescription will work for us, just like no > organ from just anybody will work for ourselves in a transplant. > > Just my opinion, take or leave, > I'll take the wisdom but keep my doubts :) Best, Telmo. > > Best wishes, > > Dan > > > On Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:17:49 AM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote: >> >> Hi all, >> >> I was thinking about meditation and how people report experiences of >> "oneness with the universe", "non separation", etc. >> >> Meditation is a process of quieting the mind. One could say reducing it's >> complexity. Simpler states have more undistinguishable observer moments. >> Could it be that what's happening is that the consciousness of the >> successful meditator becomes identified with a larger set of states in the >> multi-verse? >> >> Just the sketch of an idea, sorry for the lack of rigour. >> >> Telmo. >> > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.