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Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"  "This is the same reasoning as with the claim of religious people, that praying is beneficial." Not even remotely the same, false equivalence. There are studies that show the benefit of prayer, the claim of religious people is…"
Nov 9, 2011
Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
" Of course you should not do it if you have no interest, but that disqualifies you from claiming it would not benefit you as you haven't done it. No trying to 'follow your breath' a few times does not really count as trying it in…"
Nov 9, 2011
Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Maruli, your OP was at least two things to me: 1) Meditation is trying to stop thoughts. Hopefully this misunderstanding has been corrected? 2) A general mass of woo woo sounding terms undefined but characterized as something to do with or connected…"
Nov 9, 2011
Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Delete I would suggest you don't make assumptions at all :) Re (1) No it is not an attempt to 'stop' these things. If you want to"purposefully reason" you shouldn't be meditating in the sense of meditation as an…"
Nov 2, 2011
Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I would suggest you don't make assumptions at all :) Re (1) No it is not an attempt to 'stop' these things. If you want to"purposefully reason" you shouldn't be meditating in the sense of meditation as an activity…"
Nov 2, 2011
Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"   Sorry I realize the discussion has moved on somewhat but I will reply to the above anyway. "Pay attention to wherever you feel the breath" This is an instruction. "Every time your mind wanders in thought, gently return it…"
Oct 27, 2011
Nick Chapman replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Meditation - A Puzzling Behavior in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"  This puzzles me ="Over the years, I have read many definitions of what meditation is supposed to be, but behind many big words it seem essentially to be just an attempt to stop thinking."   What on earth have you been reading?…"
Oct 7, 2011
Ken left a comment for Nick Chapman
"Hello & welcome to AN.  We are certainly glad to have you join us."
Aug 8, 2011
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Nick Chapman
"Hello Nick (I'm English too--from Wiltshire). Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism. This is a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.  "Well-founded common sense helped by…"
Aug 5, 2011
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Nick Chapman
"Welcome, Nick! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends."
Aug 4, 2011

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At 8:41pm on August 8, 2011, Ken said…
Hello & welcome to AN.  We are certainly glad to have you join us.
At 7:17pm on August 5, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Nick (I'm English too--from Wiltshire). Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism. This is a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2800 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry
At 6:31pm on August 4, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Nick! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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