--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@...> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@> wrote: > <snip> > > Regarding meditation, my late tantra guru always said "if you > > don't feel like meditating then don't because nothing will be > > gained from the meditation." In TM it was treated more > > devotional and skipping frowned on. > > FWIW, I never heard there was anything "devotional" about > doing TM regularly.
Doing TM regularly - quite obviously with zeal - means to devote ones time to it: de·vote (d-vt) tr.v. de·vot·ed, de·vot·ing, de·votes 1. To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person. 2. To set apart for a specific purpose or use: land devoted to mining. ... http://www.thefreedictionary.com/devote In the above definitely #1 is applicable devotion [dɪˈvəʊʃən] n 1. (often foll by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc.) marked by dedicated loyalty 2. (Christianity / Ecclesiastical Terms) religious zeal; piety 3. (Christianity / Ecclesiastical Terms) (often plural) religious observance or prayers http://www.thefreedictionary.com/devotion #1 is applicable here, as in TM there is an attachment to the practice . In part also #3. > It was supposedly a matter of the > effect on the physiology, like the standard (not just in > TM) recommendation to eat and go to bed at regular times. Non sequitur. > TM was also compared to brushing your teeth. It wouldn't > make any sense to say, "If you don't feel like brushing > your teeth then don't because nothing will be gained > from brushing them." Well, there is a difference of opinion here. It's obvious, that while some people get out a lot of their meditations, there are others that don't - for example Ann, and yet others who are mostly daydreaming or dozing.