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Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck Term Paper

… If we can really be with who we are, Transformation occurs."

The power of life is already inherent in all of us and she makes that clear throughout the book. Instead of being caught in the tangle of trying to find a solution for our lives, she believes that we must be enlightened from being dimly aware of the endless possibilities that are available to us.

The simplicity of life is within us and we need to rid ourselves of the "if only" I had this or that or did this or lived there or had that job or that family, etc. Beck admonishes that "we all go through that one. Slowly we wear out most of our "if onlies. Not one of us isn't…. [read more]


Consciousness and Perception Research Proposal

… Meditation

Consciousness and Perception:

Meditation's Effect on Brain, Body and Mind

Meditation has its beginnings in the spiritual traditions of the East. Hinduism and Buddhism both incorporate the practice as an essential part of their search for spirituality and their connection with the universe. Being more practical, the West has embraced meditation for its usefulness in managing stress and improving health and well-being overall. While these benefits were likely experienced by the monks who practiced it as well, these benefits were secondary to their primary religious intentions. In the West the practice is more often than not of a more self-serving nature. Since the 1970s, meditation has become increasingly popular in the West and is promoted as a way to reduce stress, bring about relaxation,…. [read more]


different ways jesus and buddha teach anger Creative Writing

… To not have anger arise would be one of the core goals of Zen practice: 'the longer we practice the less likely that it is to come up,' (Beck 62). Jesus implies that a 'simple prohibition' on anger may be sufficient to prevent God's judgment or being sent to hell (Beck 62). A 'simple prohibition' on anger based on willpower or the 'Do Not Be Angry' principle is inefficient, impractical, and ineffective from the Buddhist point of view (Beck 62). Jesus effectively says 'do not be angry' in the Sermon on the Mount but does not offer his followers any pragmatic tools for self-management, for personal practice, or for cultivating the type of mind that is less prone to anger. The lack of tools for…. [read more]

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