Foster indicates in Celebration of Discipline that the difference between Christian meditation and other eastern meditation techniques is that the emphasis of Christian meditation is filling oneself UP rather than emptying oneself. The fullness of the Holy Spirit and listening to the voice of God (and obedience to His voice) is the aim rather than ridding ourselves of everything and finding a place of "nothingness."
 


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Failure to make such distinctions would be akin to the use of the word sport to refer to all sports as if they were essentially the same. For example, the overly generic description of meditation as a mere relaxation technique becomes problematic when one attends to the details of many practices. Thanks.

10/29/2012 3:06am

In popular usage, the meditation and the phrase meditative practice are often used imprecisely to designate broadly similar practices, or sets of practices, that are found across many cultures and traditions. Thanks a lot.

11/05/2012 2:07am

Many meditation disciplines employ a pair of small metal balls, commonly called meditation balls or health balls, as a means of improving concentration. Meditation balls are also commonly used by people of all ages as a means of building finger and hand strength, decreasing stress and preventing disease through improved blood flow. Thanks.

11/24/2012 12:28am

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01/21/2013 9:07pm

I recently came across your article and have been reading along. I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make readers read from the beginning to the end. I would like to read newer posts and to share my thoughts with you.

04/11/2013 6:10am

The post on the relevance of Christian meditation and the different techniques involved in it were informative to read on. The fullness of the Holy spirit that you have said is of great significance and is relevant. Waiting for more interesting posts.


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