Dead or meditating?

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Beoman Claudiu Dragon Emu Fire Golem, modified 7 Years ago.

Dead or meditating?

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This is NOT from an Onion article (link):

The family and followers of one of India's wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation.

His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan religious order with a property estate worth an estimated £100 million, died in January, according to his wife and son.

However, his disciples at his Ashram have refused to let the family take his body for cremation because they claim he is still alive.

According to his followers, based in the Punjab city of Jalandhar, he simply went into a deep Samadhi or meditation and they have frozen his body to preserve it for when he wakes from it.

His body is currently contained in a commercial freezer at their Ashram.

I was debating on whether I should put this in the "Concentration" section, instead.
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Daniel M. Ingram, modified 7 Years ago.

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Gotta' love Mother India! So classic...

Speaking of barking crazy, The Onion and dead people...
ISLA VISTA, CA—In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations. “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past five years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”
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Dream Walker, modified 7 Years ago.

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Speaking of the onion, here's another fun one.
CHICAGO—Saying that clinical trials have confirmed such individuals provide comparable results to fully trained, professional physicians, the American Medical Association announced Thursday the introduction of new placebo doctors to administer general practice medical care to the American public. “Making sure patients are seen promptly at local doctors’ offices and clinics is one of the AMA’s top priorities, and by simply supplementing the nation’s existing pool of primary care providers with several thousand unlicensed individuals whose appearance and behavior are indistinguishable from those of real doctors, we can greatly expand the medical community’s ability to address patients’ most commonplace ailments,” said AMA spokeswoman Tara Cosgrove, noting that allergies, aches, and the common cold were treated “just as effectively” by regular people who convincingly walked into an examination room looking down at a chart; appeared to check a patient’s eyes, throat, and blood pressure; then told the patient that the symptoms were nothing too severe and should clear up within a week. “Patients will be unable to tell if they received medical care from an experienced, board-certified doctor or someone who is just wearing a white coat and stethoscope and speaks to them for a couple minutes about whatever is troubling them while jotting down nonsense on a form, and in most general practice situations, we can assure the patient that his or her condition will be eliminated regardless of which individual they meet.” Cosgrove added that while the new placebo primary care physicians have generally been found to correspond with positive outcomes, the AMA had yet to achieve an equivalent success rate among its pilot group of placebo surgeons.
Hmmmm....I wonder about the benefits of placebo meditation....Maybe we should compare the results of those who meditate with those who "just sit".
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Beoman Claudiu Dragon Emu Fire Golem, modified 7 Years ago.

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Dream Walker:
Speaking of the onion, here's another fun one.
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Ahahahahah. Brilliant.
J C, modified 7 Years ago.

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Dream Walker:
Hmmmm....I wonder about the benefits of placebo meditation....Maybe we should compare the results of those who meditate with those who "just sit".
~D


That's a very deep and profound joke. I like it.
John Wilde, modified 7 Years ago.

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Beoman Claudiu Dragon Emu Fire Golem:
I was debating on whether I should put this in the "Concentration" section, instead.


But in the end you made a bold choice. (Could always shift it across if he begins to stir).

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