Meditation: The Essence [NOOK Book]

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This eBook outlines the distilled essence of meditation practice. It is based on a broad study of the many meditation traditions that have grown up over time in different parts of the world.
Once you know the essential basics, you can adapt the technique to suit your needs. Meditation is something that can be learned in a few minutes, but which can take a lifetime to perfect. The greater the truth, the more simply it can be expressed. Think of Einstein’s E=mc2 (the energy ...

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Overview

This eBook outlines the distilled essence of meditation practice. It is based on a broad study of the many meditation traditions that have grown up over time in different parts of the world.
Once you know the essential basics, you can adapt the technique to suit your needs. Meditation is something that can be learned in a few minutes, but which can take a lifetime to perfect. The greater the truth, the more simply it can be expressed. Think of Einstein’s E=mc2 (the energy contained in an object equals the mass of the object multiplied by the square of the speed of light).

Inner peace by definition comes from within and not derived from an external source, though the right external sources can occasionally trigger the inner experience. Many people in the busy, consumer driven societies of the 21st century have been told to seek fulfilment outside of themselves. Constant messages from the media tell us to define ourselves by owning the latest consumer products. Implicit in those messages is that you will feel unfulfilled unless you have those products and services. Consumerism is not necessarily a bad thing; it has led to a steady improvement in people’s quality of life in general. Consumerism is a problem in a person’s progress towards enlightenment when one’s perspective is limited to the view that consumerism is all there is.

Meditation establishes primary attention on your inner self. You can continue to live in the material world, but that world must be put into its proper perspective as being your secondary reality.

Meditation creates a peaceful inner space within which you can become aware of the more subtle aspects of yourself that have been hitherto obscured by the noise of the outer world. In this space, your Intuition grows stronger, revealing to you a rich stream of subtle knowledge to help you understand yourself and the world you find yourself in. Meditation can therefore lead to great happiness. Plus, it is free and completely natural.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011336447
  • Publisher: Altiora Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Series: On the Spiritual Path , #12
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 14,279
  • File size: 68 KB

Meet the Author

David Tuffley is a lecturer in Applied Ethics & Sociotechnical Studies at Griffith University in Australia.

David writes on a broad range of interests; from Anthropology, Psychology, Ancient and Modern History, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Comparative Religions, Philosophy, Architectural History, Environments and Ecosystems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Please read. Very good.

    I am a person who is skeptical about religion. I seek a spiritual life, a spiritual understanding. I will try the author's suggestions. Peace. I very much enjoyed the read. I would recommend it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Simple

    Easy to learn, no overwhelmling instruction and makes you want to start trying as you read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    A true review

    This book is quite good. It is 21 pages long but it will start you of. This is a book that you could do actives during you read it or after you read it. It is not a relgis book so it should not be afedcive to anyone who gets it. It has some great tips to get started, whats true watch not, what not to do, stuff like that. Great book for people with stressful lives. Great book for anyone

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    VERY GOOD! LUV IT?

    This is one of the best books Ive read on meditation ever...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    PLS!

    Will some right a real reveiw? So those who are interested can find out if they want the book or not.

    -sierra, 15

    1 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Nook

    AMAZING!!!;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Blahhhhh

    Did anybody laugh at blahh?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Informative

    Short but to the point

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    An Adequate Beginning

    Gives a basic technique plus an ancient Aramaic Lord,s Prayer. I think it needs to give abit more instruction on the initial set up such as sitting and how long and how deep the breaths should be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Nice book for begginers. But if you prefer to read something mor

    Nice book for begginers. But if you prefer to read something more professianl don't read this book. Read better a crossing or the drop's history by Anatoliy Obraztsov. But, as I said before, for begginers this book is ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Hmmmmmm...

    Looks pretty good based on the overview and reviews.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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