Friday, January 6, 2006

Buddhism, pt. 1

100 Reasons to Embrace Buddhism/Meditation
Of course any book on Buddhism/Meditation would say to have no expectations for meditation. The only reason is 'no reason.' Nevertheless, I managed to come up with 100 reasons, the last of which is: "to find nothing." Seems reasonable enough. Here are the first 25 reasons.
1. to develop self-love
2. to cultivate loving-kindness
3. to find myself
4. to control my thoughts
5. to learn to let go
6. to know my mind
7. to know my thought patterns
8. to learn to breathe
9. to accept my emotions separate from my ego learn compassion find a way to help others develop an ethics for living validate my philosophy of life become wiser care less about external things be more calm be more relaxed become more centered lose myself to find myself change my life know reality better live my life as best I can accept things develop a more positive outlook

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