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Eastern Mind vs Western Mind
The goal of meditation is to improve the fundamental quality of your being. It is the fundamental method by which we learn about ourselves and consequently fulfill our evolutionary development. It is how we expand and enhance our consciousness. Without it, we remain mired in sleep, or our unawakened state of being.
Dr. Thomas Campbell express the process beautifully in his book My Big TOE, "improving the quality of your consciousness (spiritual growth) is not and cannot be, an intellectual achievement."
He goes on to emphasis the difficulties of the Western mind in meditation when he states, "The evolution of consciousness is an extremely difficult concept for the Western mind to grasp because we are exclusively focused on the materially productive fact that right results are the product of right action. Westerners want to know what action they should take to get the results they want. Because they deal almost exclusively with external actions designed to produce external results they do not appreciate that internal actions follow a different logic." (1)
Carla Reukert McCarty of L & L Research in Louisville, KY, channeling a higher consciousness being expresses the differences in Eastern and Western mind abilities to meditate as a cultural bias:
"Let us look at the two paths of seeking which may be called “passive and reductive” and “active and inclusive.” The passive and reductive path is that which we would characterize as the Buddhist way, the Way of the Yogis. The beginning of the path is seen as one of chaos and a world of confusion and suffering. The end of the path is seen as the end of suffering and the reduction of all chaos into the “zero” of the uncluttered and empty mind.
"And yet both are views of the same process and the same underlying reality, if we may use that term in such a world of illusion as is the Creation."
"We would bring the seeker’s attention to the power of culture and the power of words. While there is no difference between resting in radiancy of being as a channel and becoming that radiancy of being, as a Buddhist seeker would frame that same activity, there are deep cultural differences that create seekers which are geared and informed in ways that are compatible with the surrounding milieu of their cultures." (2)
Prema Healing Meditation is designed for the cultural biases of the Western mind to facilitate the consciousness expansion and spiritual growth of the individual. Healing of the mind/body/spirit complex is how this is accomplished.
(1) Page 167. Thomas Campbell, Phd., "My Big TOE - Awakening". Lightning Strike Books, 2007
(2) Carla Reukert McCarty, L & L Research. http://www.llresearch.org.