I ask this of christians. Do you think the study of eastern meditation philosophy is a mistake for a christian?
I am seeking a way to quiet the mind because I have racing thoughts. This subject is dominated by the Buddhist meditation techniques. The book I checked out makes no attempt to change your religion but, it is a very different philosophy. I have been warned by other christians to stay away from it. Does anybody have any other suggestions at how to quiet the mind?
It’s fine. Bahai -another Abrahamic religion- has suggested that Buddha was a prophet of God. This is possible. Enlightened One(Buddha) could’ve been the Annointed One(Jesus). Even if they weren’t the same people it doesn’t matter. Buddhism is a lifestyle and doesn’t worship anyone. Eastern philosophical religions are very wise and it would be a good thing to learn of them. None of them imply worship of any God however I think they’re might be something about the Universe being powerful. Go learn from them. It isn’t converting if you still believe in the Living God.