Essays Tagged: "Meditation"


he was not giventhis name at birth; he had to earn it for himself by undergoing long,hard hours of meditation and contemplation. Buddha has changed thelifestyles of many cultures with new, never-befo ... even their needs such as breathing or eating. It can beaccomplished by long, concentrated hours of meditation. (Pardue,page 228) It is designed to end the torturous cycle of transmigrationand all sou ...

(9 pages) 274 3 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Meditation. Article form.

written in newspaper format--- contains research and sources -The LanceIn-Depth Feature- Meditation In this modern day and age, the negative effects of stress are unavoidable. People ... ive method to deal with stress is not one of these modern methods but rather a 5,000 year-old idea: Meditation. Meditation not only helps reduce the negative effects of stress, but also leads to a bet ... a better sense of well-being by uniting mind and body. The basic principles and practices of meditation are rooted in Hinduism, an Asian religion whose followers believe that the soul is eterna ...

(4 pages) 149 0 3.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


        Buddhism is a path of teaching and practice. Buddhistpractices such as meditation are means of changing oneself inorder to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, ... dhism has developedmany methods for working on the mind. Most importantly,Buddhists practice meditation which is a way of developing morepositive states of mind which are characterized by ca ...

(4 pages) 257 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Mind over Matter

e of existence, a Buddhist monk will renounce his worldly secular life, instead embracing a life of meditation and study. While attempting to achieve enlightenment, and therefore nirvana, a Buddhist m ... h the world and all who reside in it. A practice that helps monks achieve this enlightened state is meditation. By clearing the mind of mundane clutter and distractions, a monk can become in tune with ...

(5 pages) 133 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Descartes and his theories

n perceives is internally present and not external to him or his mind. The focal point of the third meditation that must be dealt with is: Can one perceive or confirm the existence of an idea or objec ... covered before I can honestly sever Descartes' whole argument, but this is my opinion on the third meditation.

(3 pages) 178 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Young Offenders Act In Canada. Speaks of why it should be changed, and the the reasons and actions taken

of young offenders in our troubled society has been onethat has generated many hours of thought and meditation forconcerned members. It is felt by many that the change needed in thearea of delinquency ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.4 Feb/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Twentieth Century Music and It's Reflection of History

For many hundreds of years, man has enjoyed and played music for various reasons: meditation, dancing, rituals, entertainment, to express feelings, to reflect on past events and to s ...

(8 pages) 240 0 4.1 May/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Meditation three of Descartes

In Meditation Three of Descartes' Meditations on First philosophy he makes the argument that an omnipot ... od must existPremise numbers one and two, can not be doubted. Although really not discussed much in Meditation three, they are essential for the rest of Descartes arguments. Premise number three shows ...

(5 pages) 104 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Contemplating Descartes' Meditation I- Can We Trust Our Senses?

In Meditation I, Descartes is questioning reality and seeking the truth. He states in his introduction ... estion everything. It is very hard to call into doubt everything you have ever known, as he does in Meditation I. I could never go through life questioning my senses all the time, which is why I criti ... s falsity." I do not know whether or not Descartes used the idea of an evil demon at the end of his meditation as a sort of "out" that he could blame all his doubts on, but that's how it came across t ...

(3 pages) 72 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Oriental Healing

Qi, which is leading a long and healthy life. There are nine traditional branches of OM. They are: Meditation, Dietetics, Herbs, Movement, Acupuncture, Sexual Practices, Massage, Feng Shui, and Numer ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Comparison of "Recalling War" by Robert Graves and "Mental Case" by Wilfred Owen.

ancient images to explore the immediate and long-term effects of war on the soldier. The poem is a meditation on the title, Graves examining the developing experiences and memories of war with a prog ...

(14 pages) 69 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Descartes proof of God. This examines Descartes' argument for the existence of God.

problems that exist within the proof. Descartes' proof of the existence of God occurs in the Third Meditation. He builds his entire argument upon his proof in the previous meditation that in order fo ... circular argument and can hardly survive as a proof. Descartes said right from the beginning of the meditation that he has the idea of a perfect being and that he is imperfect. This leads into the sec ...

(5 pages) 317 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Explains the differences between Christianity and Buddhism in certain ways.

ounder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama was a normal human being, who achieved enlightenment through meditation and later on was referred to as The Buddha(The Awakened). This brings us to the first maj ... its one and only God, who comes in three faces, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Christian meditations are also very different from Buddhism ones, while Christians have an open minded meditat ...

(4 pages) 249 3 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Mind-body problem in Descartes Meditations

ch philosophers was Descartes. He wrote many works on the subject, one of his most famous being the Meditations collection. The collection is also very beneficial to theories today, even though it nee ... neficial to theories today, even though it needs to be refined to fit more modern ideasIn the third meditation, Descartes tries to prove God's existence and that He is not a deceiver, thereby allowing ...

(6 pages) 128 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes - Mind and Body.

Descartes overall objective in the Meditations is to question knowledge. To explore such issues as the existence of God and the separat ... on as opposed to experience was the source for discovering what is of absolute certainty. The first meditation acts as a foundation for all those that follow. Here Descartes discerns between mere opin ... By using doubt as his tool, Descartes is now ready to build his following proofs with certainty. In Meditation two, Descartes embarks on his journey of truth. Attempting to affirm the idea that God mu ...

(9 pages) 275 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes' Fifth Meditation This essay provides insight into Descartes' Fifth Meditation and the existence of God

In his Fifth Meditation, Descartes' attempts to once again prove the existence of God. He comes up with a number ... same notion for any infinite number of shapes, just as long as they exist in his mind.In the Fifth Meditation, Descartes' also provides several objections to his second ontological argument. The firs ...

(2 pages) 215 1 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy


Christensen) p.2). These two systems of stretching and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation. The student then finds an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing ... d and a strong body (Rajneesh)p. 54).At the core of almost all schools of yoga lies the practice of meditation (Feuerstein)p.4). Yoga seeks to give a new sense of identity by enlarging our inner horiz ...

(9 pages) 140 0 4.6 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


e Himalayas which is today the country of Nepal ( Bowker, 46). Gautama eventually turned to life of meditation ( Bowker, 67). While deep in meditation under a fig tree known as the Bohdi tree ( meanin ...

(3 pages) 146 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Can Descartes be certain that he is thinking? How? Can he be certain that he exists? How? (And who is he?)

be analysed in relation to how far he overcomes the universal doubt he has introduced in the first meditation. It is in this sphere of meaning that "I" becomes very relevant as it is possible to argu ... initions of what it is to think can be separated into "wide and "narrow" definitions. In the second meditation, he appears to define thinking in terms of all conscious acts when he describes a thing t ...

(7 pages) 87 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Yoga - This essay is about the art of Yoga as a blend of stretching poses, breathing patterns, and meditation.

rom large studios to your local YMCA's. Yoga is a blend of stretching poses, breathing patterns and meditation that has found its own place in our world of treadmills and stair-masters.Yoga is best kn ... going in and out can create harmony in the mind, body and spirit. This is also a very basic form of meditation. To counter the shallow breathing so often seen, yoga teaches the concepts of Diaphragmat ...

(2 pages) 108 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports