greggorious wrote:Do any of you Buddhists have an opinion on this new age theory of the law of attraction? Do you believe it actually exists, and even if it does, it it just another form or ego grasping? I.e you often see books on how to attract your prefect lover, how to win the lottery etc.
Dr. Dukkha wrote:Now, I can ask questions from now until tomorrow about Law of Attraction for it is certainly an 'attractive' theory. But my true question is how New Age gurus and Sannyasa (Hindu) gurus, who obviously have read about Buddhism (they even mention the Buddha is some of their sermons), and according to Buddhism, lying will have kammic consequences, and the fact that Buddhism is the wisest thing ever... How could ANYone read about something as wise Buddhism (it doesn't require that much if an open mind to accept the Dhamma) and with a grin on their face, teach something adhammic. Either they know something we don't know, they haven't really looked into it (which is odd because they mention him on occasion), they're straight-up atheists laundering money, or they have too much delusion preventing such gifts of the universe. In fact, it's beyond me how anyone can read anything by the Buddha and not be completely mesmerized.
Mkoll wrote:Spiny Norman wrote:Can anyone say in a nutshell what the law of attraction is? It it thinking a lot about what you want, or doing visualisations or something?
This film, The Secret, greatly popularized the concept. You might find your answer there.
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