World Peace Meditation Day 2018 is on Monday, December 31, 2018: Is Meditation against Christianity?

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Is Meditation against Christianity?

Try meditating on the Gospel of Jesus Christ also known as the Rosary.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost

(Matt 28:19; cf. John 14:13-14; Acts 2:21)

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Lev 5:5; Neh 1:5-9; Dan 9:3-19; James 5:16)

Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

(Matt 6:9-13; cf. Luke 11:2-4; Mark 14:36; Gal 4:6)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. (Luke 2:14; cf. Rev 4:11; 5:11-14)

O my Jesus, forgive us of our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls into heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. (Luke 1:28)

Blessed art thou among women (Luke 1:41-42a,Luke 1:48),

Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus (Luke 1:42b)

Holy Mary, Mother of God (Luke 1:43)

Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen (Luke 2:35, John 2:3-5)

The Joyful Mysteries

(Mondays and Saturdays)

1. The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) [Spiritual fruit - Humility]

2. The Visitation (Luke 1: 39-56) [Spiritual fruit - Love of Neighbor]

3. The Nativity (Luke 2:1-20) [Spiritual fruit - Poverty of Spirit]

4. The Presentation (Luke 2:21-38) [Spiritual fruit - Purity of mind & body]

5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) [Spiritual fruit - Obedience ]

The Luminous Mysteries or Mysteries of Light

(Thursdays) see Rosarium Virginis Mariae

1. Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan (II Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 3:17 and parallels) [Spiritual fruit - Gratitude for the gift of Faith]

2. Jesus' self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana (John 2:1- 12) [Spiritual fruit - Fidelity]

3. Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with His call to conversion (Mark 1:15, Mark 2:3-13; Luke 7:47- 48, John 20:22-23) [Spiritual fruit - Desire for Holiness]

4. Jesus' Transfiguration (Luke 9:35 and parallels) [Spiritual fruit - Spiritual Courage]

5. Jesus' institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery. (Luke 24:13-35 and parallels, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25) [Spiritual fruit - Love of our Eucharistic Lord]

The Sorrowful Mysteries

(Tuesdays and Fridays)

1. The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46, Luke 22:39-46) [Spiritual fruit - God's will be done]

2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26, Mark 15:15, John 19:1) [Spiritual fruit - Mortification of the senses]

3. The Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-30, Mark 15:16-20, John 19:2) [Spiritual fruit - Reign of Christ in our heart]

4. The Carrying of the Cross (Matthew 27:31-32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26-32, John 19:17) [Spiritual fruit - Patient bearing of trials]

5. The Crucifixion (Matthew 27:33-56, Mark 15:22-39, Luke 23:33-49, John 19:17-37) [Spiritual fruit - Pardoning of Injuries]

The Glorious Mysteries

(Wednesdays and Sundays)

1.The Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-18, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-29) [Spiritual fruit - Faith]

2. The Ascension (Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-11) [Spiritual fruit - Christian Hope]

3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-13) [Spiritual fruit - Gifts of the Holy Spirit]

4. The Assumption [Spiritual fruit - To Jesus through Mary]

5. The Coronation [Spiritual fruit - Grace of Final Perseverance]

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A day to pray for peace in the world?

A day to pray for peace in the world?

I think your basic concept is a sound one.

It would be a great idea for every person

to single out one certain day to wish only

good, peaceful thoughts for the world we

all live in.

Religion need not figure into the equation

at all, though. Because to set aside some

moments every day to say something like

"I wish for all people in the world to have

happiness, peace and safety for this day

and every day" is one of the premises of

what's known as meditation.

Does meditation achieve a state of intense concentration?

Does meditation achieve a state of intense concentration?

TM is not as innocent as people think. Consider these two examples:

"1) A former instructor of transcendental meditation says that it brought him into “slavery to occult, satanic forces,” reports the Toronto “Star.” When he struggled to leave the practice, after seven years of meditating, sometimes for 16 hours a day, he admitted that he experienced “withdrawal symptoms” worse than those experienced by alcoholics or drug addicts.

Regarding the results of his transcendental meditation, the former Toronto businessman explained: “You think you are controlling other, hidden forces in the universe. But, frighteningly, I now believe they are actually controlling you.” He said that his mind was “wiped so clear” by the prolonged meditation that the idea of thinking for himself was “totally out of the question.”

In one three-month period during which he engaged in such meditation, yoga exercises and special breathing techniques, he was alarmed at the frequent attacks by invisible forces that he experienced, without warning. On occasion, he was aware of shadowy forms and faces around him.

The Bible, at Ephesians chapter 6, identifies the existence of “wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places,” Satan the Devil and his demons. God’s Word urges us to resist these “world rulers of this darkness.” “Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you,” counsels James 4:7. How? By filling our minds with the protective truths in God’s Word, not by ‘wiping the mind clear’ and immersing ourselves in procedures that invite demonic forces to control our minds.—Luke 11:24-26; Eph. 6:11-18."

2) "Though unmarried, Romy and I, along with five other young people, lived in a large flat in Rome, Italy. We wanted to discover the meaning of life, to know how to make people understand love, peace and truth by exploring architecture, music, drama and even cartoon strips. Besides using hashish and LSD, we practiced transcendental meditation and studied the occult. However, instead of solving our problems and finding the answers to our questions, we were getting more confused.

To meet my girl friend’s parents, we went to Switzerland in 1970. Romy had been brought up by her mother. Her father had divorced and remarried, but now he was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. According to Romy, he would bore us to tears with the Bible.

As soon as we arrived at her father’s home, he told us that we could smoke only in the kitchen or outside and that one of us would have to sleep downstairs and the other upstairs, since we were not legally married. Such firmness made us think.

We were really determined to point out to him that the Bible is just the threshold of spiritual development and does not teach the purification of the soul that enables one to live in harmony with the universe and one’s fellowman. My future father-in-law, however, explained to us that all our efforts to elevate ourselves spiritually actually served the Devil’s purpose, and that we opened the door to him each time we emptied ourselves for transcendental meditation. Interestingly, our experience with drugs and the occult had convinced us that the Devil existed, for, during our meditations, we had really felt evil vibrations enter us. In our concern we had spoken about it to our initiator. He simply told us that, to attain purification, we needed the courage to pass beyond the evil within us.

Romy’s father warned us about the mental void that enables the demons to possess someone. He read from Luke 11:24-26: “When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through parched places in search of a resting-place, and, after finding none, it says, ‘I will return to my house out of which I moved.’ And on arriving it finds it swept clean and adorned. Then it goes its way and takes along seven different spirits more wicked than itself, and, after getting inside, they dwell there; and the final circumstances of that man become worse than the first.” My own experiences had given me a foreglimpse of the truthfulness of what the Bible said.

After this discussion, Romy and I took the risk of revealing to each other our mantra, the secret formula essential for meditation. Hardly had this word come from our lips when each of us felt numbed with cold, petrified. Something had just left us that, while rushing away furiously, gave us the feeling of being caught in a whirl. Terrified by these manifestations, we woke up Romy’s father to get help. Seeing our state of terror, he offered to pray immediately to Jehovah for us. That night we were able to sleep peacefully, though separately, as Romy’s father requested."

These experiences show that wicked spirit forces are involved in meditation, so any persons who are practicing it needs to stop immediately. Persons doing it can come under the demons' control.

Also, consider this article about yoga, which is closely linked to meditation:

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