How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

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SarathW
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How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

Post by SarathW » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:36 am

Interesting story about the practical use of meditation.
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17548512/t ... n-buddhism
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Re: How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

Post by TRobinson465 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:27 am

Theres a similar thread to that already just so you know.

viewtopic.php?f=41&p=480385&sid=b9f3573 ... 91#p480385
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Re: How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

Post by Sam Vara » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:12 am

It turns out that their calmness during their extraction from the cave was due more to medication than meditation. I like to think of this as due to Wisdom factors on the part of those leading the rescue.

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Re: How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

Post by Aloka » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:27 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:12 am
It turns out that their calmness during their extraction from the cave was due more to medication than meditation. I like to think of this as due to Wisdom factors on the part of those leading the rescue.
It's also worth remembering that the football coach was extremely irresponsible taking 12 children on an unplanned expedition into dangerous and deep underground caves which were known to get flooded at this time of the year. Its also tragic that a diver died during the heroic rescue efforts to get them out.

There are some questions answered on the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44799779

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Re: How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

Post by _anicca_ » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:13 pm

People in the Buddhist circles are speaking about this as if meditation saved them from the cave.

I'm certain that meditation was just a small part of the coping process, and much less important than the medication, food, and help they received.
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