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    Meditation and Addiction

    Last night I was listening to Fr Laurence Freeman, a Benedictine monk who teaches meditation world wide, and who is visiting Oz.

    And it struck me that Laurence lacked spontaneity. It was as though he was on a drug. And he was - the drug of meditation.

    But what first caught my attention was that Father Laurence defended the priestly perpetrators of child sexual abuse, but showed no concern for the victims.

    This alerted me that something was wrong. So then I could see he had no spontaneity, and spoke with the voice of authority.

    So I think Father Laurence is addicted to meditation and authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Last night I was listening to Fr Laurence Freeman, a Benedictine monk who teaches meditation world wide, and who is visiting Oz.

    And it struck me that Laurence lacked spontaneity. It was as though he was on a drug. And he was - the drug of meditation.

    But what first caught my attention was that Father Laurence defended the priestly perpetrators of child sexual abuse, but showed no concern for the victims.

    This alerted me that something was wrong. So then I could see he had no spontaneity, and spoke with the voice of authority.

    So I think Father Laurence is addicted to meditation and authority.

    is he addicted to it, or just really good?

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    I love meditation and authority!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    I love meditation and authority!
    You are heartless towards the victims of sexual abuse!

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    It has nothing to do with meditation and everything to do with authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    It has nothing to do with meditation and everything to do with authority.

    you have to be a cold sob to do what they do....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    you have to be a cold sob to do what they do....
    Which thing? meditation or pretending that priests don't molest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Which thing? meditation or pretending that priests don't molest?

    Pretending priests don't molest. I mean... I guess to them they're kinda doing god's work. They can't help a brother fucked up. I guess my statement pertains to both subjects, really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    Pretending priests don't molest. I mean... I guess to them they're kinda doing god's work. They can't help a brother fucked up. I guess my statement pertains to both subjects, really...
    That's where the delusion lies. As long as I/we do all of this other good, I can overlook the dark stain on my/our character.
    Meditation can only open the mind that has nothing to hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    That's where the delusion lies. As long as I/we do all of this other good, I can overlook the dark stain on my/our character.
    Meditation can only open the mind that has nothing to hide.

    I would argue the mind has nothing to hide only after a perfect meditation, but to each his own.

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