Sam Harris – Mindfulness Meditation – from Death and the Present Moment by Douglas Hoseck | Feb 17, 2014 | Videos | 13 comments Audio used with permission. Taken from the 2012 AFA Global Atheist Convention (Australia) 13 Comments Kat Caldera on February 17, 2014 at 8:29 PM i soooo deeply appreciate sam harris articulating these ideas so well. this may be one of the most valuable media files i know of on the interwebs. Log in to Reply Rene Caron on February 17, 2014 at 8:03 PM Sam Harris – Mindfulness Meditation Log in to Reply Franklin Stone on February 17, 2014 at 7:57 PM +Emily Sturgeon Log in to Reply Pol Subanajouy on February 17, 2014 at 7:23 PM As a Buddhist, I have to passionately say, “Meh, still works.” *shrug* Log in to Reply marquis patton on February 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM Sam harris knows that the self is an illusion and is aware of the obvious logical conclusions that follow this but I have the feeling he does not want to state these things because he does not want to spark unecessary controversy. I would agree with these actions. It is an extremely smart move on his behalf. I find the task of spreading freethought, philosophy, and rationality a much more important task than telling people that the self does not exist. Log in to Reply marquis patton on February 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM He knew these things from philosophical predictions. It was not pre-existing knowledge. Log in to Reply marquis patton on February 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM I think that unconciousness is not necessarily a lack of mind but a blank canvas with the blank canvas being the physical world. This easily fits and solves the problem most people find with weak emergence. I am not saying it is made of particles or anything but is on a different point on the physical spectrum. It makes no sense to say that the mind can pop in and out of existence in a metaphysical manner while still accepting the fact that it depends on and arises physical brain. Log in to Reply marquis patton on February 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM Sorry for my many mistakes in the previous post. At least in my eyes death is most likely an illusion that arises from an particular interpretation of unconciousness. We now know in science that the mind is related to the physical world in extremely interconnected way. We also know that the self is an illusion and does not exist in objective reality. Connect the dots people. Im willing to debate my beliefs… I welcome it but please be respectful. Log in to Reply myk fak on February 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM These are the same teachings taught by Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj half a century ago (nothing different from Vedanta which is thousands of years old). They used minimal religious context while imparting the wisdom. In fact, when answering questions raised by people from the west absolutely no religious context was used. And people like Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) speak the same thing using terminologies that they invented. Now if you don’t give credit to the source of this knowledge, it would be injustice. Undoubtedly, this Oriental wisdom is gaining immense popularity in the Occident today. Right thing to do would be to pay respect to the source of this Great knowledge and of course understand and imbibe these teachings. Log in to Reply Nick Knowles on February 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM There is no better video on youtube, I am being serious, this is epic, the backround music content etc. THANK YOU U R A GENIUS! Log in to Reply cneberg on February 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM Same old stuff with different terminology based on a different ideology? Log in to Reply Marina Bakilin on February 17, 2014 at 2:31 PM This is rather a talk. I really recommend this. Please listen. Try to understand. Log in to Reply Tiki Tavi on February 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM I think I have pretty much purged religion from my thoughts. I feel clean and unafraid. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.