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Non-Buddhist, catch-all, super meditation book?

I need a non-buddhist (I’m a Christian…when I say non-buddhist I mean not teaching buddhist belief), REALLY expansive, really *good* meditation book that isn’t focused on reaping a single benefit of meditation (I need ALL of them). help please? 10 points :D.
and by the way……….
I’m not against it being by a buddhist. I’d just prefer that they aren’t referring to specifically buddhist religious beliefs a lot. 🙂

And I’m doing this for TONS AND TONS of reasons. Not just for peace and relaxation(this is in response to the many people who tell me to trust in God. Which I do.). I’m doing it mostly for the mental benefits–it gives you better concentration, memory, learning skills, self discipline…..all of which I could use a lot more of. o.O All the other affects of meditation are also very nice, also, though. 🙂

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For the best down to earth guide on mindfulness meditation try

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunarantana

http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/mindfulness_in_plain_english.pdf

As you might have guessed he is a Buddhist but he doesn’t push it in the book. It’s just a how to guide.

Also you might find Douglas Harding interesting. He had a Christian background (before he passed away) – and taught a quite revolutionary meditation which is not directly linked to any one religion.

Have a look at

http://www.headless.org/entry_page.html

Best wishes

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http://www.fhu.com/meditation.html

Works with any religion.

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The Bible. The book of Psalms is good for inspiration. Other parts of the Bible you might pick from would be the love section in I Cor. 13, Phil. 4, Prov. 3, James 1, etc. Christianity is about faith for sure, a trust, but with love too. This takes a maturity. This isn’t just a head thing, a knowing, but also a heart thing — a willingness to love and commit to God eternally. The most important factors I’m learning are faith, love, peace, hope, friendliness, caring, giving, and meekness, plus obedience. God is our Creator, all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal, holy,… Read more »

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‘Wherever you Go, There you Are’ by John Kabat-Zinn is the book you’re looking for.

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I ah-green.

Bulletin
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Bulletin

Allow God to think for you! It is possible when you totally surrender! Such surrender is possible when you have faith. Such faith is possible when you have ‘trust’ in the other man. Such trust is possible when you love the other man.

Premaholic
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Premaholic

Perfect Brilliant Stillness by David Carse

Jiva Mike
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Jiva Mike

If you focus on the Love of God all things will be given unto you without asking :))

Asking for things actually limits the Grace that is ours.

~*the Pantheist*~
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~*the Pantheist*~

Errr What is your problem if a Buddhist did answer this question, they might know better on meditation than anyone else and meditation became a universally accepted practice, a Buddhist would not resort to preaching other than instructing the techniques for proper meditation that doesn’t involve any belief.