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OfflineBanJankri
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meditation recom
    #3182937 - 09/26/04 05:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

hello. could anyone help me on recommending me a book about meditation. I want to learn it by reading. I am especially interested in chakra.


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Re: meditation recom [Re: BanJankri]
    #3183208 - 09/26/04 06:35 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

if you are especially interested in chakra
you might go for autobiography of a yogi by paramahamsa yogananda, but then the self realization fellowship will try to collect some money from you for reading further.
still it is a good book.
on the buddhist side, there is a bit of resistance to giving chakra kinds of meditation in writing.
the heart of buddhist meditation by naponika thera is pretty good, a little bit of chakkra is there.
Evans wentz has lots of chakra but little instruction
Tibetan yoga and secret doctrines will get you in but will not hold your hand.

why do you need chakra style meditation?

(just noticed you are in toronto - there is a dharma center in toronto and a good retreat up north, lots of ernest chakra style meditators in that group.)
http://www.dharmacentre.org/Toronto.htm


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Re: meditation recom [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3183307 - 09/26/04 07:11 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

you might go for autobiography of a yogi by paramahamsa yogananda, but then the self realization fellowship will try to collect some money from you for reading further.

After you realize yourself, then you can go back to materialism where money is very important.


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Re: meditation recom [Re: Swami]
    #3183337 - 09/26/04 07:23 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Swami said:
you might go for autobiography of a yogi by paramahamsa yogananda, but then the self realization fellowship will try to collect some money from you for reading further.

After you realize yourself, then you can go back to materialism where money is very important.




part of that kind of game is charging $$ for something that nobody else is charging anything for.

part of this game is finding something of value that costs nothing.


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Re: meditation recom [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3184353 - 09/27/04 12:29 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I think its a mistake to insist that people are only allowed to make money for doing bad things (exploiting the environment, being a lawyer, selling products ofr 100x what you payed the product's maker etc) and not good things (helping people find enlightenment)


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Re: meditation recom [Re: Moonshoe]
    #3185064 - 09/27/04 04:29 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

what about the poor people who seek enlightenment? those who cant give sessions bunch of money? or who cant travel to the east where if he is lucky, can find a sadhu to learn experience from him.
I dont necesseraly think materialism should have anything to do with this. just what you happen to get when materialist culture is mixed with spirituality.


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Re: meditation recom [Re: BanJankri]
    #3185068 - 09/27/04 04:30 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thx for the recommendations by the way :smile:
I'll check them out.


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Re: meditation recom [Re: BanJankri]
    #3185409 - 09/27/04 08:09 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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BanJankri said:
what about the poor people who seek enlightenment? those who cant give sessions bunch of money? or who cant travel to the east where if he is lucky, can find a sadhu to learn experience from him.
I dont necesseraly think materialism should have anything to do with this. just what you happen to get when materialist culture is mixed with spirituality.



well
stuff is already happenning right here
how much was spent or earned?
this is the new india


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Re: meditation recom [Re: BanJankri]
    #3186034 - 09/27/04 01:27 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I recommend "Turning the Mind into an Ally." It's one of few books on meditation that I've read, but it was easy and thorough.


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Re: meditation recom [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3187766 - 09/27/04 08:20 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

you mean shroomery is the new india? :smile:


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Re: meditation recom [Re: BanJankri]
    #3188060 - 09/27/04 09:20 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

looks like it to me -
you got thousands of different sects and religions.
hardly anyone speaking the same dialect.
hashish in the corner.
fakirs charming snakes.
(a few flying saucers)
add some naan and dhal and we're in india!


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