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Originally posted by acmpnsfal
Reply to post by korathin
I dont know that I would agree these practices are lacking in self reflection. Its seems like, at least from what I have read, that a lot of spiritual paths encourage you to meditate and self reflect in order to gain a deeper understanding of the self and how your actions affect others. This is usually the foundation from which all the whimsical ideas sprout. So I really see no harm. I mean if it gets people to live more positive lives I could really care less how far out there their beliefs go.
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Originally posted by DarkSarcasm
People are animals, behavioral predictions are quite easy if you give up thinking that a person thinks before acting. We are just animals that have lost control of sustainability due to egotistical ventures. Animals naturally seek routine, change is not a normal desire, when a person "follows the leader" they are just creating easy routine. As long as their livelihood is not threatened they will not alter routine because "you can't fix what isn't broken". Brainless obedience seems strange to "thinkers" but its really just a response to maintain a "successful" livelihood.