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1986

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The Buddha And The Computer: Meditation In An Age Of Information, Philip Novak Aug 1986

The Buddha And The Computer: Meditation In An Age Of Information, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

Information overload is one of the factors behind current alarming statistics on stress. Meditation helps the body-mind resist the deleterious effects of the information onslaught. Though meditation is well known as a relaxation technique, its noetic value is often overlooked. Its benefits extend well beyond superficial soothing: it trains attention; it increases pattern recognition; and it reconnects us to the whole of our intelligence, enhancing coordination between its complementary poles. Meditation is a potent high-touch resource in a high-tech world.