Meditation Download – Guided Chakra Balancing meditation Guided Chakra Balancing Meditation provides a way to meditate on each of your Chakras for healing and balancing. This is an introduction on how to meditate.

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How do bibliolaters cope with cognitive dissonance?

. When confronted with the obvious contradictions, mistakes, and immoral actions in the bible (such as murders committed by Moses and Joshua, false prophecies, false statements in Genesis, etc.), how can bibliolaters (people who claim the bible is innerant and who at the same time pick and choose what they want to believe) continue to […]

How can you achieve a deep meditation state?

I’m wondering how to meditate and feel like I’m in a different kind of state when meditating with full concentration, but I NEVER can. How can you like visit other worlds or something like that with meditation? What exactly happens when a person meditates really good? I don’t really know much about it, so if […]

Merkaba Meditation – What is it? Secrets of the Merkahah and Kaballah Merkaba Meditation – What is it? Secrets of the Merkahah and Kaballah

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3 of 5. How to Meditate, Yoga, Meditation
Meditation originated from Vedic Hinduism which is the oldest religion that professes meditation as a spiritual and religious practice.

Evidence of the origins of meditation extends back to a time before recorded history. Archaeologists tell us the practice may have existed among the first Indian civilisations. Indian scriptures dating back 5000 years describe meditation techniques. From its ancient beginnings and over thousands of years, meditation has developed into a structured practice used today by millions of people worldwide of differing nationalities and religious beliefs.[9]

Yoga (Devanagari: ???) is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy, focusing on meditation. In India, Yoga is seen as a means to both physiological and spiritual mastery.

There are several types of meditation in Hinduism. Amongst these types are:

* Vedanta, a form of Jnana Yoga.
* Raja Yoga as outlined by Patanjali, which describes eight “limbs” of spiritual practices, half of which might be classified as meditation. Underlying them is the assumption that a yogi should still the fluctuations of his or her mind: Yoga cittavrrti nirodha.
* Surat shabd yoga, or “sound and light meditation”
* Japa Yoga, in which a mantra is repeated aloud or silently
* Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion, in which the seeker is focused on an object of devotion, eg Krishna
* Hatha Yoga, in which postures and meditations are aimed at raising the spiritual energy, known as Kundalini, which rises through energy centres known as chakras

The objective of meditation is to reach a calm state of mind. Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras, described five different states of mind: Ksipta, Mudha, Viksipta, Ekagra and Nirodha. Ksipta defines a very agitated mind, unable to think, listen or remain quiet. It is jumping from one thought to another. In Mudha no information seems to reach the brain; the person is absentminded. Viksipta is a higher state where the mind receives information but is not able to process it. It moves from one thought to another, in a confused inner speech. Ekagra is the state of a calm mind but not asleep. The person is focused and can pay attention. Lastly Nirodha, when the mind is not disturbed by erratic thoughts, it is completely focused, as when you are meditating or totally centered in what you are doing. The ultimate end of meditation according to Patanjali is the destruction of primal ignorance (avidya) and the realization of and establishment in the essential nature of the Self.

[edit] Bahá’í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith teaches that meditation is necessary for spiritual growth, alongside obligatory prayer and fasting. `Abdu’l-Bahá is quoted as saying:

“Meditation is the key for opening the doors of mysteries to your mind. In that state man abstracts himself: in that state man withdraws himself from all outside objects; in that subjective mood he is immersed in the ocean of spiritual life and can unfold the secrets of things-in-themselves.”[10]

Although the Founder of the Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, never specified any particular forms of meditation, some Bahá’í practices are meditative. One of these is the daily repetition of the Arabic phrase Alláhu Abhá (Arabic: ???? ????) (God is Most Glorious) 95 times preceded by ablutions. Abhá has the same root as Bahá’ (Arabic: ????? “splendor” or “glory”) which Bahá’ís consider to be the “Greatest Name of God”.

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Mouth of the South – Cognitive Dissonance

I love my friends.

I’ve lost my voice, my words have been stolen. Defeat grips my throat, my bones are broken. Father, take my words, take them all, make them yours. I have become a foothold, I have become the tears in your eyes. Remold me, untie me from my sin. Reshape me, destroy what lies within. Retake me, sit on the throne of my heart. And claim me, make me yours. This world sunk its teeth into my tender flesh. How can I disagree? I’m a skeptic, but I’m a mess. I confess. Tonight I make my stand. STEAL BACK WHAT HAS BEEN STOLEN!

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Anthony Kenny on Medieval Philosophy: Section 1

Medieval Philosophy: Thomas Aquinas

This program examines the ideas of the medieval philosophic theologians, particularly St. Thomas Aquinas. Oxford medieval philosopher Anthony Kenny discusses Aristotelian logic as the basis of Aquinas’ thought, and disputes charges that medieval philosophy merely reinforced extant Christian views. Logical methods employed by Aquinas are discussed as precursors of the scientific methodology of later philosophers, such as Descartes.

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