Objectivism and Meditation… Francisco José Córdoba March 1 2012 University Sergio Arboleda
Fundacion Hayek Colombia• We promote the principles of libertarianism in Colombia.• We focus in develop conferences, conversatories and debates on crucial topics including: Economy,Sociology , Philosophy.• We Prepare Travels to Washington each 3 months with entrepreneurs, students and politicians. http:// fundacionhayek.co
Peace Revolution• Increased moral standards for the individual, family, community, and society from within so that all can live in security, happiness, tranquility, harmony, and self- fulfillment;• Initiating both a “grassroots” and media-based movement with a continual and practical program for perpetuating truth and genuine peace throughout the world;• Cultivation of goodness and virtue within each participant and fostering those values in the people around them;• Through meditation transform the world
Meditation• We have mind and a body, other said there is Spirit.• The mind is like a glass of water.• We normally apply ink and start to move the glass, from one side to the other.• So , we dont have a clear view of reality.• Meditation is putting down the glass, relax and wait to see how the ink goes down, and you will have a clearer sight.
Dhamakaya Meditation• There are several ancient methods to practice meditation,in Thailand and at Peace Revolution we use the Dhamakaya method.• First of all you have to sit down very comfortable, take out all thoughts, sit relax, and close your eyes.• Then use a rounded object (a sun, apple, moon) and reduce its size, swallow it and move into the center of the body, after you can imagine an object you can move your mind to the center of the body, that is the best place for feel peace.• You can use a mantra to keep the disturbing thoughst out of the equation. http://www.peacerevolution.net
Objectivism• Philosophy initiated by Ayn Rand• Described by many authors, but specially by Peikoff• Promotes thinking from yourself• Take an objective view of the facts• Dont follow misticism, because it will affect the objective viewpoint• Watch Atlas Shrugged (Based on Rands book): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/
So, ¿meditation is objective?• Some people will think its some kind of misticism techniques…• But thanks to scientific advances, now we know the benefits of meditation: – Produce genes for health protection – Harvard Medical School – Better digestion, low blood pressure and better memory - Londons BodyMind Medicine Centre – Increase fertility levels - University of Western Australia – More at: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/relax--its- good-for-you-20090819-eqlo.html
SimilaritiesObjectivism Meditation• Purpose of life: Happiness • Purpose of life: Happiness• The reality should be • Happiness come from discovered through a ourselves personal process • Help to know ourselves better• Bias against mysticism • Try to control the feelings• Humans free will is to and dont allow they control choose to think or not to your actions think • Look for the right view (not• Process of selfdiscovery distorted by the reality)
Discover for yourself• Meditation consist in “Not thinking”, if we do that we can eliminate those elements that distort the reality.• If we practice daily we could start to see changes in our life and most important we could have each day an objective point of view.• From a “not thinking process” to a better “thinking process”
Thanks About Objectivism: http://www.atlassociety.org/ About Libertarianism: http://fundacionhayek.co/ About Meditation:http://www.peacerevolution.net/ Find about me at http://www.pachoman.com
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