Who here does transdental meditation

FlexpertHamilton

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Seems sketechy to me, though I'm sure it's helped people. I signed up for something once and got bombarded with emails for months.

I strongly prefer Vipassana meditation. You can become enlightened simply by watching your mind as you observe the nuances of your breathing, and do nothing else for 50 years.

TM is just mantras which is simply another form of the same thing, yet for some reason they want to pass this off as esoteric knowledge. Most TM people I've heard from have an extremely limited understanding of the eastern philosophies that TM originates from which tells me it's just a repackaged, branded cult of knowledge that is otherwise free in no short supply all over the internet from people like Joseph Goldstein or Eckhart Tolle.
 
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If anyone tries to get money out of you for anything to do with meditation, RUN the other way. 100% of the time you'll be dealing with a grift. No master worth their salt would ever dream of charging for something like that.

That said, meditation is one of the best things you can do for your mental health. But you're best off going to a monastery or temple of some kind and dealing with real monks.
 

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Seems sketechy to me, though I'm sure it's helped people. I signed up for something once and got bombarded with emails for months.

I strongly prefer Vipassana meditation. You can become enlightened simply by watching your mind as you observe the nuances of your breathing, and do nothing else for 50 years.

TM is just mantras which is simply another form of the same thing, yet for some reason they want to pass this off as esoteric knowledge. Most TM people I've heard from have an extremely limited understanding of the eastern philosophies that TM originates from which tells me it's just a repackaged, branded cult of knowledge that is otherwise free in no short supply all over the internet from people like Joseph Goldstein or Eckhart Tolle.
You have tried it,?
 

johnrambo

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You have tried it,?
I did. Initially it feels good but like drugs, the effects wear off with time. I get obsessed with meditating 2X/day. When I quit, I had withdrawal symptoms. It's not top secret. Here is the recipe:

 
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