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CrazyPerson
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4/16/2012 7:22:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Is it a religious practice?
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GeoLaureate8
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4/16/2012 7:27:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/16/2012 7:22:47 PM, CrazyPerson wrote:
Is it a religious practice?

No. Mainstream psychology recognizes its reality as a legit practice with real benefits.
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4/16/2012 7:30:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/16/2012 7:27:18 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 4/16/2012 7:22:47 PM, CrazyPerson wrote:
Is it a religious practice?

No. Mainstream psychology recognizes its reality as a legit practice with real benefits.

I suppose the fact that it's legit doesn't mean it's not religious, but it is a real practice that can be practiced in a secular setting and doesn't require religious belief to be attached to it unlike prayer.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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4/16/2012 7:39:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/16/2012 7:30:27 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 4/16/2012 7:27:18 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 4/16/2012 7:22:47 PM, CrazyPerson wrote:
Is it a religious practice?

No. Mainstream psychology recognizes its reality as a legit practice with real benefits.

I suppose the fact that it's legit doesn't mean it's not religious, but it is a real practice that can be practiced in a secular setting and doesn't require religious belief to be attached to it unlike prayer.

I think prayer can be secular as well if you address it to the subconscious.
But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.
- - - Watts
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.
- - - Watts
Oryus
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4/16/2012 7:43:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Anything that lowers stress is good and meditation does that.
Stress is a killer.

Meditation isn't exclusively religious. It's essentially an attempt at calmness.
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4/16/2012 7:46:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Only if you're not meditating while you're doing it.
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