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  • The difference lies in the practice. The worship protocol was not spelled out explicitly, but has been modified and revised along the way. Many people worship blindly following what other people’s action in the temples or monasteries. In Asian countries, many people worship for money, health, power, fame, marriage, and all kinds of human desires. On the other hand in Buddhist meditation, the protocol is well described in the scripture, detailing the method, process, and result. The practitioners focus and concentrate to gain peace together, reinforcing each other in the environment. In Falun Gong practice, the practitioners are encouraged to read scripture, to meditate, and to share experience together.

    Falun Gong is a unique Buddhist School, found in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi in China. There are about 100 million followers, and most of them are in China. It’s practiced in over 80 countries worldwide. Falun Gong is an ancient practice for the body, mind, and spirit based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises. Meditation demonstration video and book are free to download.

    Falun Gong, Tibetans, other Buddhists, and Christians have been persecuted in China. The most offensive human right violation is the organ harvesting from the Falun Gong practitioners in China. Can you kindly sign a petition to stop persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, please ?
    http://cipfg.org/en/news/petition.html

  • Meditation and Worship are two totally different processes, in my opinion.

    My degree is in Theology and so my opinion has a good base, as well I meet to worship on a weekly basis.

    Worship is an act, a choice just as much as getting up in the morning is a choice. It is relationship based and proves our heart. It does not always come naturally, as our emotions will not always line up (i.e. we feel like worshiping one day and the next we do not, however out of the relationship with God, we honor him with our worship). The Bible teaches us that giving of our tythe & offerings is an act of worship, and reveals what God thinks about worship.

    Meditation, on the other hand, is a means of building faith. Romans 10:17 “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God…”
    By meditating (or hearing on a repeated basis…essentially the same thing) you build your confidence in something. You build your trust in who said it, by way of the relationship with God, and furthermore, gain a confidence in what he said through meditation.

  • Where have you been looking for information?

    Search the Bible for the word “meditation” and you’ll easily see, in context, it just means to think about something…to contemplate it. It would be spending quiet time and thinking about how God’s actions and words apply to our lives.

    Worship is an action…it’s bringing something to God out of the depth of our hearts. It’s giving Him the praise He deserves…or doing something for Him that pleases Him.

    In summary, my own words – meditation brings about worship by preparing our hearts to acknowledge God as being worthy and sufficient.

  • Meditation can be done without belief in an external being or entity that you are worshiping or paying homage to. It can be about connecting with oneself and/or the cosmos in general without worshiping the cosmos.

  • Meditation is like mentally “chewing the cud”. Worship is giving honor and praise to someone.

    You may not realize it, but every time you give a hearty round of applause to an entertainer, you are praising and “worshipping” that person. And if he or she did a good job, he deserves it, I suppose.

    God did an infinitely super wonderful magnificent job in all that He has done, and He deserves eternal praise and worship.

  • Generally.

    Worship involves making something important in your mind and thinking about how good it is.

    Meditation is about clearing your mind of distraction.

  • Meeting for worship is to meet to worship a god or gods or a belief system.
    Meeting for meditation is to meet and have a personal mediation session surrounded by other who are also having a personal experience. To meditate is to look into oneself – not worship another.
    I think I’ve got it right.

  • It depends on what you are meditating about. If you are meditating on the word of God, then there’s no different. Worship is part of meditation. If you are meditating to clear out your mind, there’s a big difference.

  • Meditation is generally a solo act.

    “Meeting for worship” generally means you’re looking for an audience so you can show off how pious you are…

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