--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> On Apr 15, 2006, at 9:45 AM, sparaig wrote:
> 
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > On Apr 14, 2006, at 8:13 PM, sparaig wrote:
> > >
> > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hiya:
> > > > >
> > > > > I recently received this from the Shamatha Project, which  
> > will be a
> > > > > rather sophisticated look at 'transcendence style 
meditation'  
> > using
> > > > > all the methodologies in current brain research. You also  
> > might be
> > > > > interested in the Neuroscientists who are spearheading the  
> > Mind and
> > > > > Life Project:
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.investigatingthemind.org/
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Of course, there's no evidence that "transcendence style  
> > meditation"
> > > > has anything to do with TM.
> > >
> > > TM *is* a basic form of Shamatha (transcendence style 
meditation)
> > > using a mantra. There are hundreds of different types of of  
> > shamatha.
> > >
> >
> > That might be, but the site I quoted seemed to almost "get" TM 
and  
> > then wandered off into
> > the ozone. It will be interesting to see if the physiological  
> > changes are the same for
> > whatever "transcendence style meditation" technique they test.
> 
> I suggest you read "The Buddhist Tradition of Samatha: Methods for  
> Refining and Examining Consciousness." Journal of Consciousness  
> Studies, 6, No. 2-3, 1999. pp. 175-187. It is available at:
> 
> http://alanwallace.org/Wallace-Samatha.pdf
> 
> You'll see the model of meditation does go quite a bit deeper and  
> further, so one would expect the results will be different.
>

Funny, I was just thinking, as I read it, that it doesn't go very 
deep at all, so one would expect the results to be different...






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