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03-04-2009, 09:14 PM
I was wondering: do you meditate? I'm not talking about yoga, I'm talking about philosophy. I could also describe this meditation as thinking, pondering ect.
Interesting meditation subjects is:
- Drama Plots
- Theory (music, maths, science ect)
- Current affairs.
Do you think about these things... and come to your own conclusion? What do you think about? And when?
03-04-2009, 09:49 PM
Essentially you are using meditation as a synonym for thinking and therefore asking if people think. I hope to god that people think, but experience has led me to believe that many are adverse to this particular optional activity.
03-04-2009, 10:38 PM
Isnt the point of meditation to let go of all thought?
04-04-2009, 12:34 AM
I do ponder a few of the subjects you mentioned.
Not that I go ans sit somewhere to think about it, but it occupies my mind at random intervals throughout the day.
Particularly in the shower :P
EDIT: FEN1X has a point about your terminology here -- I thought this thread was about something entirely different :)
04-04-2009, 10:29 AM
Jip. Always in the shower. Or when going for walks. I meditate about theology... and music history, coming to some strange conclusions. Sometimes music harmony is the topic of discussion (in my head) and I ponder which ways the voices (of a choir) should go (eg V7 - i).
Shower... walks and very effective when the company is boring.
04-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Now - just funny to mention:
Franz Liszt wrote a set of pieces called his Transcendental Etudes. Funny that I should write a thread about meditation and Liszt wrote a piece about "transcendance". Put them togeather and you have "Transcendental Meditation"!!! Haha!
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04-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Liszt, please stop signing your posts.
We know who you are, because it says your nick next to every post that you make. Signatures are redundant.
Oh, and no more double-posting either.
04-04-2009, 06:29 PM
Martial arts have been called 'moving mediation' before, so yes, I have and do mediate.
The idea, as Fen1x mentioned, is more to let go of thought and just clear the mind for a while. Buddhism is all about the mind and a still mind is desirable as in that state you can see 'more clearly'
I enjoy meditating and I do believe it is necessary to just have some 'me' time every day, even if it is just before you go to sleep.
But, er, it seems you are more talking about deep thought, rather than meditation - as far as I understand it that is. So, in that case, I use 'meditation' to get my thoughts into a steady stream so I can plan my next course of action or review what I still need to do for the day, week, month or year.
05-04-2009, 09:59 AM
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