--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Aug 2, 2006, at 12:46 PM, new.morning wrote: > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote: > > > >> On Aug 2, 2006, at 11:48 AM, sparaig wrote: > >> > >>> Where's the research? > >> > >> None was necessary, although there's research out there for > >> those who need that crutch. > > > > Feeling a bit superior this morning? (Therapy may help > > dismissiveness actions based on superiority complexes. There IS > > research on that.) > > Not at all, I just find the robotic repetition of "research" as a > thought-stopper silly and more an artifact of marketing, > conditioning in this particular case) and obsession. Interesting > you didn't see the superior tone in Spairag's orignal question. As > if somehow research was important to meditators.
Translation: "I'm feeling kinda inferior because I don't have any research to back up my claim--since I usually make a big deal of it if I *do* have it-- so my only option is to turn around and pretend that presenting research results is a 'thought-stopper' and not in the least important to meditators. (Gee, I hope nobody remembers I said this the next time I trot out research to back up something I say.)" > Prejudiced? There's LOT'S of research on that. > > > >> The direct experience is the important thing. "Which is safe, since nobody can ask me to *prove* direct experience..." > > Assuming all the neuural pathways that Spariag touches on in prior > > posts, and the 100 billion synapes in the brain, are all > > functioning 'well", and that the 'experiencer" has had rigorous > > training to overcome the many potential cognitive and logical > > errors, pyschoanalytical complexes (can yuo say "Oedipal"?) that > > the human mind is prone to make (particularly in > > interpreting "spiritual experiences". As Dana will tell you > > extensively and in detail -- with research (not his, but cites). > > Not of course what I meant. "I have no idea what new_morning is talking about here, so I'll just pretend whatever he was saying wasn't what I meant." To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/