Re: META: List allowables & cults (was DirkJOIN)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 17:35:53 MST

>Most folks have plenty of smarts to keep their brains fully
> occupied through sheer imagination. However, a heckuvalotta people prefer
> to stare at the TV, which often results in lower levels of brain activity
> than staring at a blank wall.

FYI, staring at a blank wall is a standard technique of Vipassana
meditation, and it appears to be very effective at stimulating unusual
forms of brain activity ;-)

I never had the patience for it myself though; although I admit it's
more appealing than television!

-- Ben G

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