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This division of the parts of the path may be helpful: (Image) The way I approach it is that meditation falls under the "mental development" part of the path. From the benefits of meditatio… (View Post)
(Quote) This is a pretty good observation. Religions based on faith- and salvation-based religions are almost inherently guilty of being biased towards ego, division, in-groups and out-groups. Kindne… (View Post)
(Quote) Jesus specifically rose up to rile the religious circles of his time. He lived in a Jewish society which doesn't believe that G-d is anything but a single deity, and he came along and said he… (View Post)
In retrospect, since taking up a meditation practice, I've slowly but surely given up trying to make an impact on my world, whether through political activism or racing or playing in a band. Not sayi… (View Post)
(Quote) Vipassana is a Theravadan practice, whereas Zen/Chan is a Mahayana practice. This basically means that the intent of the practices are slightly different. Vipassana is for developing wisdom (… (View Post)