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If I meditate does that mean that I don't exist?

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 09:20 AM
If I meditate, I am not really thinking, as I am relaxing, and since I am not thinking when I meditate, and when I am completely relaxed, does that mean I don't exist?

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:13 AM
No, you still exist.

If not thinking equaled not existing the World would be empty

Ummmm, except for all the great minds here at ATS! lol

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:32 AM
"Cogito, ergo sum" or "I think, therefore I am" is a bit of Descartes philosophy. The mere fact that you're questioning your existance now in regards to your existance in a meditative state, pretty much confirms you exist.

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 12:07 PM
I think, therefore I am => I don't think, therefore I'm not!

But, if the negation isn't correct, then can the original be correct?
What is the proof that we exist?

@ OP


posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 12:54 PM
Perhaps existence is fleshed out through meditation

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 04:22 PM
Also, many people don't think when they watch television. Does that mean they don't exist?

posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:37 PM
What is relaxing? Emptying your mind requires a definite cognitive effort. Focusing on nothing requires all your energy...I think.

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