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Why is meditation?
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:41:37 am »
I was just wondering if any of you relatively intelligent yet curious-minded people had any theories on why meditation is possible, how it works or how we came to have such a capacity?
Why does it have the benefits it does?
From an evolutionary or biological perspective.
I haven't the foggiest meself.

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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 08:38:32 am »
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 08:48:47 am »
What makes you say that?
Is there already a thread on the subject I could read, at least?

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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 02:15:48 pm »
What is your definition of meditation?
Without knowing that I can't answer this.
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 03:22:09 pm »
I was just wondering if any of you relatively intelligent yet curious-minded people had any theories on why meditation is possible, how it works or how we came to have such a capacity?

Meditation is the coma-like state brought on by patchouli poisoning.
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 03:38:23 pm »
Going by most descriptions I've heard, meditation is opening an interface to mind then staring at the login screen for a while because it "feels nice"
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 03:56:27 pm »
I was just wondering if any of you relatively intelligent yet curious-minded people had any theories on why meditation is possible, how it works or how we came to have such a capacity?
Why does it have the benefits it does?
From an evolutionary or biological perspective.
I haven't the foggiest meself.

Meditation reduces cortisol levels and has a host of other benefits.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130604114001.htm
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 04:01:29 pm »
I was just wondering if any of you relatively intelligent yet curious-minded people had any theories on why meditation is possible, how it works or how we came to have such a capacity?
Why does it have the benefits it does?
From an evolutionary or biological perspective.
I haven't the foggiest meself.

Meditation reduces cortisol levels and has a host of other benefits.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130604114001.htm

:?

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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 04:08:34 pm »
I was just wondering if any of you relatively intelligent yet curious-minded people had any theories on why meditation is possible, how it works or how we came to have such a capacity?
Why does it have the benefits it does?
From an evolutionary or biological perspective.
I haven't the foggiest meself.

Meditation reduces cortisol levels and has a host of other benefits.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130604114001.htm

:?

I just get angrier.

That either means  that you're doing it wrong, or perhaps, for you, you're doing it right.  :lol:
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014, 04:15:08 pm »
That either means  that you're doing it wrong, or perhaps, for you, you're doing it right.  :lol:

I sit in the Lexus position and hum.  And think about the people I interact with every day.

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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2014, 04:20:58 pm »
The Meditation is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Meditation region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it is usually identified as a completely separate body of water.

The name Meditation is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land" (from medius, "middle" and tatia, "land"). It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km (965,000 sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic (the Strait of Gibraltar) is only 14 km (8.7 mi) wide. In oceanography, it is sometimes called the Eurafrican Meditation Sea or the European Meditation Sea to distinguish it from meditation seas elsewhere.

The Meditation Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) and the deepest recorded point is 5,267 m (17,280 ft) in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea.

It was an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times that allowed for trade and cultural exchange between emergent peoples of the region. The history of the Meditation region is crucial to understanding the origins and development of many modern societies.
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 04:41:01 pm »
The Meditation is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Meditation region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it is usually identified as a completely separate body of water.

The name Meditation is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land" (from medius, "middle" and tatia, "land"). It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km (965,000 sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic (the Strait of Gibraltar) is only 14 km (8.7 mi) wide. In oceanography, it is sometimes called the Eurafrican Meditation Sea or the European Meditation Sea to distinguish it from meditation seas elsewhere.

The Meditation Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) and the deepest recorded point is 5,267 m (17,280 ft) in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea.

It was an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times that allowed for trade and cultural exchange between emergent peoples of the region. The history of the Meditation region is crucial to understanding the origins and development of many modern societies.

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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 04:57:50 pm »
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 05:01:11 pm »
Here's the Fractal Cult meditation, guarantees enlightenment in about 13 minutes.

First, intone the word OM. Draw it out so it takes a full minute to say.
Then, intone it again. Each one should take 30 seconds, so you say it twice in one minute.
Then, intone it 4 times in one minute.
Then, 8 times in one minute.
Then, 16 times in one minute.
Then, 32 times in one minute.
Then, 64 times in one minute.
Then, 128 times in one minute.
Then, 256 times in one minute.
Then, 512 times in one minute.
Then, say OM 1024 times in one minute.
Then, say OM 2048 times in one minute.
Then, say OM 4056 times in one minute.

then you're going to need to take a breath so take a break

when you're ready, say OM 16224 times in one minute, meaning you're OMing about 270 times per second.

If that doesn't enlighten you, it will make your face melt raiders of the lost ark style.

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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2014, 05:07:15 pm »
You People are all dumbfucks.  Meditation is what happens when two parties to a legal dispute cannot agree.  The judge appoints a meditator that listens to both sides and decides for them.
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