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Where does meditation lead? Nowhere?

From another thread:

why do you meditate? do you think it is going somewhere?

Emptiness with benefits?
Somewhere without question?

Well why?
Here are some of my reasons ...
http://www.bodymindsoulspirit.com/100-benefits-of-meditation/

Comments

  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    Where does meditation lead?
    To here and now
    🐉🙏💕 💟

    KeromeShoshinKittykatupekka
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    ...Or Nowhere :winky:

    DhammaDragonupekka
  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    I certainly hope it leads somewhere, if it doesn't I will ask for my money back. :p

    lobsterupekka
  • KeromeKerome Did I fall in the forest? Europe Veteran

    It gives the mind somewhere to express its witterings and find peace, without the necessity of goal oriented thinking. At that point your whole being can breathe and expand. Isn't that enough?

  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Veteran

    For Christmas, my mom gave me a daily calendar that has a question to ponder or answer. Today's is "what is the farthest you've traveled?" And when I read it, my first thought was "to the depths of my mind thanks to meditation." Lots of adventure to be had there! Lots of depths yet to travel. It's a bit like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and just as odd sounding some days.

    Meditation has changed entirely who "I" am. My actions, interactions and reactions in the world are vastly different than 5 years ago.

    Jeffreylobsterupekka
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    edited May 31

    I think it leads to enlightenment. And from that point it leads to helping others. So you keep meditating to keep your mind/heart in good shape to help others. The latter is my explanation of why the Buddha meditated.

    And we are talking about formal seated meditation but maybe it should include daily awareness and even some are interested in dream yoga for when they are aware in their sleep.

    lobsterupekka
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Where does meditation lead? Nowhere?

    Up the garden eightfold path :)

    HozanSpinyNormanlobsterupekka
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited June 1

    Thanks everyone. 😎

    I particularly liked @Jeffrey answer of keeping the mind/heart in good shape and the process of change that @karasti attests to.

    In our present mainstream culture, mindfulness is presently a big sell. In many ways the 'here and now' in formal sitting is the beginning of stretching our capacity from the yogic 'calming' type results.

    Strangely enough following the eightfold path or being 'in the requirements of the moment' is a great reminder of The Way.

    Gosh we may end up being zennies ... 😌
    http://www.zenforuminternational.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=11840#p188374

    or somewhere entirely unexpected ...
    https://qz.com/993465/theres-a-dark-side-to-meditation-that-no-one-talks-about/

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