Which of these books on meditation should I get?

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http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Zen-Meditation-in-Plain-English/John-Daishin-Buksbazen/e/9780861713165/?itm=1&USRI=zen+meditation+in+plain+english
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http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Awaken-to-Superconsciousness/Swami-Kriyananda/e/9781565892286/?itm=1&USRI=Awaken+To+Superconsciousness

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Nivek Noslen

Forget meditation, try the bible the word of God.

Kennedy

None, get Sylvia Browne’s book of meditations. It’s the best.

Sabre of Faith

meditate on scripture from the King James Bible

?

Awaken to Superconsiouness Definately! By the way, only an idiot would hate meditation. Millions of christians consider meditation to be a healthy practice and just as effective as praying to get closer to God!
Edit: I’m sorry for being so hot-tempered, I’m having a bad day. But seriously? A thumbs-down?

ankheera

You should do more research and find books more at a starting level unless you are rather skilled already at meditation. As a meditation guide I find that most of the books on Zen meditation are more advanced that most people are ready for. I am somewhat unfamiliar with the other choice although it does seem to be more of a teaching guide for a beginner.

Alice

create your own way of meditating i have learnt something though hum really strongly so you feel a vibration in your throat just look up meditaing tips and listen to calming music

Amber F

Why limit yourself to just one? Get them both! Meditation is good for the soul!
Heh, if money is an issue, have the local B&N send for both and spend a little time looking through each of them. That way you can get which you feel most comfortable with. Don’t worry about if you leave one. Someone else will come along for it another time. I do it all the time, they don’t mind.

I Love my Banana

…meditate on the “sweet bearded CLAM” ! …that warm, precious nectar, flowing from the “petals” of her aromatic “flower”…

Dave RC

I recommend praying the rosary daily. It is the best form of meditation. See the following promises.
The rosary is explained here:
http://www.medjugorje.org/rosary.htm
The fifteen promises of Mary to Christians who recite the rosary:
1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death, they shall participate in the merits of the saints in Paradise.
9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
God bless!
Dave

Hidden Hand

Awakening the SuperConsciousness would be a great starter than the zen mind-meditation. You’ll find out the Truth of your being. =) ♥
But, remember: Think before you desire the superconsciousness or a thing. There is every possibility it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer. If you desire knowledge, it will be fulfilled. Your head will become a great library, containing many scriptures, etc. But then in the end you will weep and cry and scream, “Only words and words, and words, and nothing substantial. And I have wasted my whole “Life.”
Desire with full awareness, because every desire is bound to be fulfilled sometime or other. It may take a little more time because you are always standing in a queue; many others have desired before you, so it may take a little time. Sometimes your desire of this life may be fulfilled in another life, but desires are always fulfilled; this is one of the dangerous laws of the Universe. So before you desire, think! Before you demand, think! Remember well that it is going to be fulfilled someday~ and then you might suffer. But, if you desire something with a scenario, (object subject), then their won’t be much suffering. Say as; “You’ve seen a vision of the steps of your death. The whole scenario. And, you shoot the self for that reason or another. Then their is no suffering. Because when visions occur, they don’t exist in time. And, when the actual event happens, there’s time, Karma *cause & effect*.

ferrago

I don’t know thoose books but here are 3 very interesting books about zen and how to manage our daily life. Meditation is every moment everywhere! Take a look if you want.
https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=56260&c=ib&aff=126663&cl=10747
https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=329069&c=ib&aff=126663&cl=10747
https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=88489&c=ib&aff=126663&cl=10747

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