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Title: Christian Meditation
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Mar 19, 2011 12:05 am
i had a music student who invited me to a Christian Meditation. We read a passage in the bible and then sat in silence for about 20 minutes and meditated on that phrase. After wards we expressed our personal revelations about what we had read. i honestly felt very blissful during some of those fellowships.

Jitendra


Title: Re: Christian Meditation
Post by: Lucky Denver on Apr 02, 2011 08:52 am
That sounds most wonderful. :)

It is unfortunate when certain Christians believe they are nurturing a relationship with God and finding truth just by reading words from a book.

I think that stopping to be still and look inside ourselves is how the meaning in the Gospel is truly found.

Love
Lucky


Title: Re: Christian Meditation
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Apr 02, 2011 04:00 pm
"Be still and know that I am God."


Title: Re: Christian Meditation
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Apr 29, 2016 11:13 pm
Recently i was fortunate to play music at a Unity Church in Muskegon Michigan and was somewhat surprised that they have a short meditation during their service and the Rev. Diane Stark told me that meditation is part of the Unity Tradition.


Title: Re: Christian Meditation
Post by: b on Apr 30, 2016 10:04 am
Yes, I know of one instance where Yogananda recommended someone to attend a unity church. The account is told by Roy Davis in his book "As I knew Him".


Title: Re: Christian Meditation
Post by: tides2dust on Jan 05, 2019 04:30 am
I believe it is from AoY where Yogananda references a teacher who has his students ponder on words for hours at a time. They'd read a little bit and then meditate. Reading everything in one sitting, going to fast, it takes away from meaning, the internalization of truth and the passion/desire for God. Inayat Khan says that simply studying books and having the knowledge isn't enough, that one should feel and take a personal interest in order to Learn and Grow closer with their ideal.