Re: How To Meditate
Jan 03, 2007 10:33 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
> H.P.B. warns us of the dangers of "sitting for development"
The anonymous author probably somewhat misunderstood HPB. Certainly
meditation is not without its dangers but the "sitting for
development" is a spiritualistic term and means particular practice
clearly described in the spiritualistic literature and having not much
in common with meditation.
While almost any meditation is connected with setting the mind under
control, the "sitting for development [of mediumship]" is rather
letting the body and mind out of control to enable the spirits
manifest through it.
In HPB's times it scarcely required any additional explanation, while
some modern theosophists have vague conception about literature and
practice of spiritualism.
> How can we suppose that half-an-hour of meditation, while
> spending the remaining hours the way we like, will enable us to
Some authors say that it's enough, the key is regularity. The too long
meditation for a beginner may overstrain his brain and can cause harm
instead of good.
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