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There is an alternative explanation, though. It's possible the study participants were doing meditation and yoga wrong. All of the participants were based in Germany, and various academics have theorized that western practitioners of Buddhism fail to practice with an eye towards the selflessness that should characterize the goals of these efforts. Though yoga and meditation were originally intended as ways to calm the ego, many non-Buddhist practitioners do these activities with an eye to self-improvement or calming personal anxieties.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jun 21st, 2018 at 09:07:35 AM EST
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Meditation has that side of making-believe that you have no needs, as some big shot. Thus some aristocratic ego may indeed come up on the way to self-improvement.
by das monde on Thu Jun 21st, 2018 at 12:35:40 PM EST
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It does? Huh.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 21st, 2018 at 01:46:03 PM EST
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