Posted by: judy | March 6, 2009

What is ‘Mantra Meditation’?

 mindThe Battle for Our Minds

(from A Time of Departing)
The meditation most of us are familiar with involves a deep, continuous thinking about something. But New Age meditation does just the opposite. It involves ridding oneself of all thoughts in order to still the mind by putting it in the equivalent of pause or neutral. A comparison would be that of turning a fast-moving stream into a still pond. When meditation is employed by damming the free flow of thinking, it holds back active thought and causes a shift in consciousness. This condition is not to be confused with daydreaming, where the mind dwells on a subject. New Age meditation works as a holding mechanism until the mind becomes thoughtless, empty and silent.” Read more…

‘Meditation’ which has been seized by apostates of New Age and Emerging Church religions is NOT Biblical meditation. As Ray Yungen emphasizes in the above excerpt:

The meditation most of us are familiar with involves a deep, continuous thinking about something.

This is Biblical Meditation:

Psalm 119:15. “I will meditate in your precepts.”

1 Tim. 4:15, “Meditate upon these things.”

Luke 2:19. “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”

Phil. 4:12 “Finally bretheren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worth of praise,  dwell on these things.”

 Non-biblical meditation:

Meditation is clearly a form of self-hypnosis as the participant repeats the phrases over and over again concentrating on the sound not the meaning.”  —Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries

 

 

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  1. Useful post – thank you.


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