Why do some claim that meditation opens the mind to demonic influences?

Why do some claim that meditation opens the mind to demonic influences?

Question by Kaworu: Why do some claim that meditation opens the mind to demonic influences?
I have seen a few claims here and on other forums that if you meditate or get hypnosis, then the door is open for demons to come in. However, I cannot find a source for this idea. Do you really believe that quieting the mind is dangerous? If so is there a Biblical basis for this? What about our ordinary state of mental chatter? Can a demon really get through to someone who is in meditation that cannot get through when that person is worried about their to-do list, what they are going to have for dinner tonight, etc?

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Answer by Fathead
A demon can get to anyone who isn’t close to God. If you meditate or not makes no difference.

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  1. Sir OffenzalotApr 19, 2013

    Even the hard core proponents of eastern meditation practices say that one must be very careful. Look it up.

  2. I'm BlessedApr 19, 2013

    Any other way than God’s way will lead to your destruction. Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is disaster. To ignore or disbelieve God’s word is stupidity.

  3. ninetailedfoxgoddess666Apr 19, 2013

    Christians dont like any non-christians, especially Buddhists, Hindus and Pagans.

    Im a Pagan that harbors a lot of resentment towards christians, and I believe meditation is very positive, and the only type of meditation that is evil, is meditating on christian beliefs or the bible.

    Many christians have the false impression that christianity is spiritual, but the more I study christians, the more they are just a bunch of egotistical, pompous, self righteous bigots that dont seem to understand true spirituality.

  4. calaApr 19, 2013

    The belief that a demon can enter your body during meditation is Spiritual Urban Myth. Many who follow a strict religious upbringing have been informed that meditation is something used by pagans, and devil worshipers to bring themselves closer to evil spirits. It is then passed on to congregations through the pastor or other church members that you shouldn’t meditate. (Trust me I have had Christians tell me you shouldn’t meditate.) It is no easier for a demon to poses your body during meditation than during a normal day.

    During meditation your body is still fully intact to the spirit. You actually have a tendency to become hypersensitive to normal noise, spirits, and other elements around you. You would notice if something became “off” in the area around you. The sound of a pen dropping onto a desk would sound like a ton of bricks. The change in electrical current would make your hair stand on end. The presence of a spiritual being would change the air around you, whether it were good or bad. While I am not saying it isn’t possible for a demon or spirit to enter your body, you would be aware of changes around you. I also believe there has to be an internal allowance for a spirit or demon to enter your body. IE you have to believe and fully accept it can happen.

    On the other hand with a out of body experience (OBE) it is a lot easier for the demon or spirit to inhabit the body. (Next is debatable) While some believe it is not capable to OBE others do, and I have experienced it. It is the point where the spirit leaves the realms of the physical body to travel. When you are in an OBE it is more likely that a spirit or demon can enter your body because you are not there to “protect” or inhabit it. That’s why if you are trying to have an OBE you should ask for God and the spirits to protect it while you are “traveling.

  5. braca-montesApr 19, 2013

    could be..

  6. Dances with BuddhaApr 19, 2013

    If established practitioners and authors such as Alan Watts, Jack Kornfield, Phillip Moffitt, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodren (just to name a few; sorry if I overlooked your favorite meditation author), all believe meditation is safe to practice (plus safe to practice on your own if you do not have access to a teacher) …then that’s good enough for me.

    Personally, I have yet to experience any evidence that demons exist anywhere other than in our own minds.

    Namaste’,
    dwb

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