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Sam Harris - Death and the present moment

Sam Harris - Death and the present moment

(56:31) Brilliant and thought-provoking talk that will put you into a trance, literally. It's almost an hour long but well worth it. Speaking at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention in Australia, 'new atheist' Sam Harris changed his subject from free will to death.

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Guest: PeterLondon (3525 days ago)
About half-way through he starts to teach the audience how to meditate. Which is of course exactly when Jesus, Buddha Mohammad, Moses, Hindu masters, Zen masters were all doing.
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About half-way through he starts to teach the audience how to meditate. Which is of course exactly when Jesus, Buddha Mohammad, Moses, Hindu masters, Zen masters were all doing.
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Guest: (3524 days ago)
PererLondon. Such a daft comment. I can't remember any passages in the bible where Jesus teaches meditation. I'd be suprised if you could produce one.
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PererLondon. Such a daft comment. I can't remember any passages in the bible where Jesus teaches meditation. I'd be suprised if you could produce one.
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Guest: PeterLondon (3522 days ago)
Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. (2TIM 2:7) May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Ps 19:14) Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Jos 1:8) Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. (Ps 48:9) I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. (Ps 77:12) I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. (Ps 119:15) Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees. (Ps 119:23) Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. (Ps 119:27) I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees. (Ps 119:48) May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts. (Ps 119:78) Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. (Ps 119:97) I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. (Ps 119:99) My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Ps 119:148) I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. (Ps 143:5) They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. (Ps 145:5) May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD. (Ps 104:34) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. (Php 4:8) Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 1) Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. (Romans 12:1-3)
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Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. (2TIM 2:7) May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Ps 19:14) Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Jos 1:8) Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. (Ps 48:9) I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. (Ps 77:12) I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. (Ps 119:15) Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees. (Ps 119:23) Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. (Ps 119:27) I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees. (Ps 119:48) May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts. (Ps 119:78) Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. (Ps 119:97) I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. (Ps 119:99) My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Ps 119:148) I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. (Ps 143:5) They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. (Ps 145:5) May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD. (Ps 104:34) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. (Php 4:8) Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 1) Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. (Romans 12:1-3)
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Guest: (3524 days ago)
And your point is?
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And your point is?
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glortman glortman (3522 days ago)
Latest comment: PeterLondon, you are of course correct, that there is more than one verse about meditation, and moreover I would say that Jesus practice of withdrawing to a quiet place, and encouraging his disciples to do the same constitutes teaching them to meditate. Mindfulness is a powerful and useful tool, regardless of faith tradition or lack thereof.
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Latest comment: PeterLondon, you are of course correct, that there is more than one verse about meditation, and moreover I would say that Jesus practice of withdrawing to a quiet place, and encouraging his disciples to do the same constitutes teaching them to meditate. Mindfulness is a powerful and useful tool, regardless of faith tradition or lack thereof.
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Guest: (3523 days ago)
It’s mostly Buddhism, mindfulness of death, mindfulness of breath, living in NOW, past, present and future mind from Zen etc. And some Taoism as well.
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It’s mostly Buddhism, mindfulness of death, mindfulness of breath, living in NOW, past, present and future mind from Zen etc. And some Taoism as well.
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