“Mindfulness Meditation” grew out of Buddhist practice. Is there a role for it in Christian Spirituality?

“Mindfulness Meditation” grew out of Buddhist practice. Is there a role for it in Christian Spirituality?

Question by NH Baritone: “Mindfulness Meditation” grew out of Buddhist practice. Is there a role for it in Christian Spirituality?
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness for further information.

Best answer:

Answer by Julian
No they’re afraid of the concept of mediation. Prayer is as far as they will go. Meditation allows you to tap into the holy spirit, and for a Christian this is the work of the devil because only Jesus can allow you to tap into the holy spirit if he is not too busy at the time.

What do you think? Answer below!

  1. GodlessAug 22, 2011

    To meditate, you have to connect with your mind and your own reality. Christianity isn’t about the mind or reality.

  2. SuperBoboAug 22, 2011

    Biblical ‘meditate’ is not derived from Buddhism. There is absolutely a place for meditation, as described biblically, in Christianity. It isn’t mystical however, and is seeking out God and his Son Jesus.

    There are plenty of mystical activities in Christianity, but all are directed by the Holy Spirit, as he desires, when he desires, and all point to the Father, by way of his Son Jesus.

    Julian and Godless, although I’m sure are wonderful folks, are also not accurate in their description of the Christian perspective on meditation. Buddhist practices are atheistic, so really don’t line-up with Christian beliefs.

  3. A Simple Theatre Kinda GuyAug 22, 2011

    Of course there’s room for meditation in what I like to consider Enlightened Christianity. It helps to connect onesself to the inner workings of things, and therefore to God in teh Christian faith. Really, meditation can take you to whatever god you want it to, so long as you know how. And I think it’d do most of them some good just to sit down with God and hammer some things out with him.

    Once again, shinto standpoint. Just my disclaimer.

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