Should Christian Meditate ?

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Jul 1, 2018
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As we all are Indians here, or at least that is what I believe.

So my question is ...

Do you meditate ?

And being a christian, is it allowed ??

All the opinions are welcome.

Thanks, May GOD bless all.
 

oldethennew

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Isaac and David certainly meditated upon God's ways and Words,
as should we all...

GEN. 24:63.
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw,
and, behold, the camels were coming.

PSALM 119:15.
I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.
 

Miri

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I’m not from India, but you may find it useful to look up
the definition of meditating.

I once read somewhere that to meditate on God’s word is something
akin to a cow chewing the cud. Where it keeps on regurgitating the
grass and chewing it to get as much nourishment as possible from it.
We should study, meditate on God’s word, understand it. Keep looking at
it, compare it with other passages, compare it in context with what was
being said, ask ourselves how it applies to us, ask God for understanding etc.
It’s an active kind of meditation, to allow God’s word to sink in deep and
change us, give us better understanding etc.

Whereas a lot of other types of meditation in religious context, means
to let your mind go blank, or concentrate on oneself and wait for
enlightment.

Biblical meditation is different from how others perceive mediation.
So yes meditate but make sure it’s the right kind, not the self hypnotist
or the let your mind go blank kind. 🙂
 

Mel85

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Definitely meditate on God’s Word alone :)
 
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If you're just trying to calm your mind by thinking of a peaceful, safe place, and concentrating on your breathing and relaxation, that is fine.

But if you are trying to connect with some mysterious invisible energy or chanting some mantra that has religious origins, that is new-age hocus pocus and could be spiritually dangerous.
 

Demi777

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No... not the way u usually do it by opening urself to spirits. No take time to rest in God
 
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As we all are Indians here, or at least that is what I believe.

So my question is ...

Do you meditate ?

And being a christian, is it allowed ??

All the opinions are welcome.

Thanks, May GOD bless all.

I'm not from India, not am i an Indian. But i am a Christian, and the tenants are the same all over the world. Yes we can and should meditate. Yes, meditate on GOD's word. But also meditate to keep a clear and healthy mind. We are tild in the old and New testament alike, that we are to have strong minds, bodies, and spirits. One way of emptying the useless garbage from your mind is to meditate. Prayer and meditation are two different things. Prayer is us having a conversation with our Lord and Saviour. Meditation is something we do to clear out minds to live a healthier life, physically and mentally. No, we are not to use meditation to "talk" with, or try to communicate with other beings, entities, realms, etc... It is to be used as a self cleansing program. I'm sure some people are going to disagree. But it's the way that i have always taken it in my studies and life.
 
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Nice to see such a healthy discussion.
Thanks for all the advice from such senior members of this community.
I am really grateful to all of you.
 

Angela53510

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Eastern meditation has the goal of emptying the self, whether through breath or a mantra. Christian meditation is to take a word, verse or passage from the Bible, and say it over, and fill yourself up with God.

So, night and day.
Eastern = empty
Western = filled with God

It is pretty obvious which one is the right route to take.