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A Day of Reckoning – 3 – Sam Harris – Meditation Workshop


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  1. dingsbums7 Posted on November 7, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Does anyone recognize the watch he`s wearing?

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  2. Richard Gamrát Posted on November 7, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Take a seat either on the chair or…

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  3. Michael Trossbach Posted on November 7, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Dude Sam’s nose breathing is so noisy lol

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  4. Jason Aus Posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Guru-ing with Sam Harris

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  5. Reprogramming Mind Posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Great content, unfortunate that its hosted by Pangburn.

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  6. F Rizzie Posted on November 8, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Need a link for Sam's boots and watch 👀

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  7. LouStream Posted on November 8, 2018 at 3:12 am

    What’s up with the ads ?

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  8. HealthyMealthy Posted on November 8, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Sam Harris is such a tool. The guy is by no means a scientist nor any thinker of any great thought. Just an average light weight.

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  9. J LaReaux Posted on November 8, 2018 at 6:12 am

    I wish someone would upload this WITHOUT the ads…I mean come on, really…this is a meditation workshop. Is it so difficult to understand that ads littering this video kind of ruins the meditation?

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  10. mentalprogram Posted on November 8, 2018 at 7:02 am

    OMFG this is sooo boooooooooooooooooooooooring !!!!!!

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  11. HoldTheEarth Posted on November 8, 2018 at 8:50 am

    So many religious people here thinking that meditation is exclusively owned by religion.
    They’re taking introspection, relaxing techniques as the same stuff they believe.

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  12. Pablo Posted on November 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

    remember what the point of this is… its really odd to complain about something thats free and only asks for you to watch an ad for revenue. Its even weirder to complain about something you can prevent if you were mindful of what you were getting into.

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  13. Aliens in the Attic Posted on November 8, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I will meditate then destroy you.

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  14. Austin Neil Mackenzie Posted on November 9, 2018 at 12:38 am

    This is the best intro to meditation I've ever watched. Well-done Sam.

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  15. Brian P Posted on November 9, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Instead of saying “um”, Sam just inhales.

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  16. Jonathan sheffield Posted on November 9, 2018 at 6:58 am

    An Atheist Challenge to Dr Sam Harris: The Koan he couldn't Solve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec7Lx3fNkKk

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  17. macaronisalad Posted on November 9, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Use Adblock.

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  18. Till Nikolaus von Heiseler Posted on November 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Sam, you forgot the rational tradition: Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza …

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  19. Obyvvatel Posted on November 9, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Sam "I inhale loudly through my nose when I take a pause" Harris

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  20. Locutus Borg Posted on November 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    The interminable question you always get with meditation is, "How do I know I'm doing it right?"

    For me, the best indications come from the body, not the mind, since the only tool for investigate the mind that you have is your mind. It would be like trying to check if your hand is open by closing it so as to get a sense of where your fingers are.
    When my mind is clear and at ease, I find it precipitates what appears to be a psycho-physiological change in the body that causes it to slacken without going completely limp.
    Having said that, meditation should not by virtue of this turn into a game of trying to relaxing the body because then you'll be forcing something that needs to happen on it's own. Just be aware of what you're experiencing, even if that experience is tension, and you will make progress towards a stable meditation practice.

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  21. Locutus Borg Posted on November 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    The biggest obstacle to meditation is how easy it is.

    People come into it expecting all kinds of fantastic things to happen that they fail to recognize the meditative state when they finally enter it.

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  22. Taylor Hood Posted on November 9, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    That's a lot of lip smacking, Sam.

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  23. Keylanos Lokj Posted on November 10, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Meditation doesn't eliminate narcissism, only God's grace does. The "serenity" of meditating atheists is superficial. If you trigger their ego they are still the same animals we all are after the fall of mankind from heaven. They have "peace" they ARE NOT peace though. They have some secular "love", they ARE NOT Love though.

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  24. VoodooD0g Posted on November 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    More advertising than television. Stupid ass pangburn

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  25. Gabriel Prime Posted on November 10, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Far too many people are upset at this point…not me. Not even a little bit. This sounded like a video I need to watch as meditation could do a crazy person like me some good. So I sat cross-legged and drew in a deep breath. Then my eyes drifted to the name Pangburn.

    I calmly stood, sat back in my chair and popped a bottle of wine (though I don’t even drink wine) and for some time I just swirled it around in a ridiculously over-sized glass, taking in the aroma, and anticipating just how Pangburn would fuck this up. They don’t even fuck up in predictable ways. It’s often quite unique and impressive.

    Would a coked-up used car salesman create sustained awkward tension with his failed attempts to rouse the crowd into a frenzied state for a calm philosophical discussion?

    For a cameraman, would they hire a train station junkie who's more interested in filming his ongoing battle with jock itch than the presentation?

    Perhaps due to budgetary concerns they would film with the stage curtains closed.

    Waiting for your audience to enter a meditative state in order to hit them with advertisements had not even occurred me. Didn’t know that was in the cards. That is why I’m a nobody, and they are where they are. Such Elon Musk-like vision for their craft is how Pangburn is establishing itself as the GOAT of dicking up simple speaking venues.

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  26. R Stokoe Posted on November 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Just notice the ads as objects in consciousness

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  27. R Stokoe Posted on November 10, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I used the ads as bong breaks

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  28. Reah Thorolund Posted on November 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    It's sad to see everybody having to complain about the ads, when Pangburn goes out of their way to upload this video for us and should deserve to get paid for the work T_T. A clear catch 22 with a meditation video though. Not sure what the ideal solution here would be.

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  29. ben Posted on November 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Finally Sam is speaking like Deepak Chopra.

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  30. Kevin Heslip Posted on November 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    8:05 imagine walking into the theater right at this point😂😂

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  31. Krishna Posted on November 13, 2018 at 5:11 am

    dis nigga really calls his meditation workshop "day of reckoning"

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  32. Delmont P Posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Hey Harris , speaking as a chinaman , why you not stay TF away from meditation and I stay away from open driving school.

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  33. Jules Gilmour Posted on November 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Any experienced Dzogzhen meditators here or people who do the kind of meditation Sam Harris prescribes in his book waking up either Dzogzhen one or self inquiry. I need some help asap!

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  34. Real Day Breaker Posted on November 13, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    I did not realize I have been doing this all my life in sleep

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  35. JoseitoEdlVodao Posted on November 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

    King Rat!!! See if you can find the reference.

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  36. Suhas Prasad Posted on November 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    pure gold
    Pure gold

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  37. Supra Sharpe Posted on November 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Sam (no cultures expertise is safe around me) Harris.

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  38. Allan Stokes Posted on November 14, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    27:20 The Energy of Experience. Apparently, it's a good show.

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  39. Drew Benedict Posted on November 15, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Learn something about consciousness from the ads OR lose out on this valuable lesson, like me, with YouTube Premium

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  40. Allan Stokes Posted on November 16, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Many of the things Sam is associating with meditation aren't so different for me between my normal cognitive state and my meditative state (though I've only done a bit of this). I've always made a point of attending to the actual details of the experience before the construct of the experience. It's a form of mindful observation that greatly assists A) debugging complex software systems and B) not winding up on the couch after a difficult discussion with the spouse. (Anyone who is any good at debugging has a war story of that one time they spent 8 or 16 solid hours debugging a preconception formed in the first five minutes. Some developers never get past that place, and end up seeking jobs higher up in the ecosystem, where you have less control, but also less responsibility). I've also never equated phenomenology of feeling like I'm behind my own eyes with meaningful introspection. Some things are just artefacts, with little import. I also became an atheist around the time I left elementary school, in part because I couldn't conceive of a deity so wrapped up in the Dark Art of Judgement. My whole life, almost, I've known that judgement was a dark art.

    Sometimes there's a voice inside my head (though that detail is irrelevant) telling me I'm a shit. So I go, "well, that negative voice is probably there because it has a job to do, even if it pretends to have far more authority than it really possesses". So you go "thank you for the message, your job is done now." And maybe it fades or maybe it doesn't. But now it's just one voice among many, with no special urgency or particular authority. I had all this figured out before I tried meditating. My wife sometimes struggles with anxiety, and had trouble at first with managing ten to twenty minutes. I pretty much started at forty minutes. Chasing away the thoughts is mildly entertaining, but no great challenge, it just requires some persistence. The reason I started at 40 minutes was because somewhere around the 30 minute mark, if the session is going well, I'll get five to ten minutes of a trance-like state, which seems to be deeper than the mere absence of noisy thoughts. I find that quite refreshing. (Wouldn't surprise me it shows up as a change in dominant EEG wavelengths.) It also seems to change the way people respond to me for the next day or two. I guess I project as being more emotionally centered than normal (by choice, I live a highly cerebral life). Nice, but not life changing, as far as I've gone so far.

    So Sam is rattling on here about the dissolution of self, and I don't especially experience that in my limited meditation practice (or if I do, the contrast is smaller for me than other people). But here's the funny thing: I've managed to get there by another route. For a couple of years, I would do two to three hours of intense improvisational writing on a daily basis. I would cheerfully embrace every complication, and pretty soon I would be so deep in complication, with so many balls in the air, and so much ambiguous word play still to resolve, that I couldn't have kept it all in my conscious mind at one time even if I had tried to do this.

    But my subconscious cauldron would come to my rescue, time after time. Things that I needed—that solved three or four or five constraints simultaneously—would just show up right as I needed to type them out, almost as if I had had a plan in the first place, though my entire conscious resolve was to break away from any direction where I tell where the ball would land ahead of time. I almost at times got into a meditative state where I could vaguely perceive the busy cauldron below, kicking around all manner of idea fragments, in endless permutations and combinations. Meanwhile, back at the keyboard, my conscious mind is occupied to the hilt merely getting all the surface details to mesh together. The basics of grammar and punctuation and spelling (and deliberate misspelling) and rhyme and meter and hyphenating compound modifiers, and not having too many replications of the same preposition all in a row. Like the meditation, it used to take about thirty minutes to arrive at this state, after I'd piled one complication upon another in the piece I was writing. The whole point was to subvert any effort by the reader to read along standard grooves. I wanted to immerse the reader in little puzzle rooms of erudite ambiguities with no singular solution. Me: I'm just priming the pump with all these fancy words. Whatever sense you manage to make from all this is entirely your own. Sometimes I would call it anti-didactic writing, but that doesn't do it justice.

    The whole time I was doing this I was thinking mainly about one thing: what is "voice"? Voice is this subject that comes up among writers whenever you read a deep discussion of their methods. It's this thing you grow into, gradually, if you write long enough (by this I mean years), and deep enough. Nobody knows how this process works.

    As a software person (since forever) the orthodox didactic/pedagogic frame comes way too easily to me. The hip bone is connected to the leg bone, the rational numbers are connected to the integers, and on and on. In this realm, one can become a great expositor with little voice at all (by the time you get to explaining QED, however, Feynman had one of the most intense and recognizable voices of all time).

    Opportunities for voice expands as subjects become larger and messier and impossible to comprehend all at once (the elephant problem). If your subject expands to life itself, you either develop voice, or you're doomed.

    Now I would say that my subconscious (the portion I've been able to peer into to some shallow depth) is a fairly orderly place, in its own way (if very pluralistic, with everything happening all at once). But it's certainly not as orderly as conventional English grammar. The conscious mind does a fair amount of shoe-horning to turn thoughts into word sequences. The shoe horn can be quite brusque and formal, as I was trained, mathematically. Or it can be extremely playful (as required for improvisational writing). Or the shoe horn can merely be very flexible, and adaptive, and intuitive on its own terms. Problem solved. Gordian knot sundered. Now you have voice. If your shoe horn manages to preserve more of your innate, subconscious patterns and priorities, your voice will shine through. You'll need to be as flexible and creative as fuck, though, if you want your grammar to be formally admissible at the same time. When the regimented external conventions of grammar, didacticism, and pedagogy are running your show, you won't exhibit much voice at all. When the internal mess is running your show (a mess on the surface, like fable, but with its own deep, internal logic) then you'll express plenty of voice. (Handy road map not included.)

    I've invested immense hours and effort into reforming and reformulating my inner shoe horn. I would class it as a meditation practice, on broad terms. Sam's style of mindfulness meditation has never done quite as much for me, though I do really like sinking into that transcendental fugue (using the word "transcendental" in the opposite sense to the one Sam defined here in this talk).

    Back when it came out, I read Sam Harris's Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (2014) where Sam details his awakening to universal compassion (which I recall was originally a drug experience, back when Sam was a young adult). I've laughed about this ever since—compassion arrived with the blazing subtext: I am the truth and the light. Sam never comments on this little detail. We don't believe the PR department of consciousness (I am not a horse behind my nose). So why should we innately believe compassion's PR department, either? How do we know that universal compassion is the truth and the light? Sam professes to have had an intense personal experience of exactly this. In other contexts, one might be tempted to call that a religious conviction. Our emotions lie to us all the time. (Without that, Sex in the City wouldn't even have a plot.) So there's room to doubt.

    Leaving off, I want to add one thing about improvisational writing. It's a voracious consumer of all your content. If you aren't reading books on a daily basis, and watching great movies on a weekly basis, and reading all the best content on the internet (edge, aldaily) it just sucks you dry. Your resources are most active and available when recently consumed. It's the tension of the new settling into the old that you must constantly dig into, to find your next phrase. Two hours of improvisational writing demands another two to three hours (daily) of content consumption to fill the well again. So that ends up being a very heavy practice compared to mindfulness. At least, that's how it worked for me.

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  41. Quinceps Posted on November 17, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Keep Calm And Stop Whining

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  42. RBelschner Posted on November 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    5:00
    [16:00] –
    [16:00 – 31:30] –

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  43. Charles Rump Posted on November 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Sam falling asleep in the middle of a lecture. 20:39
    Sam begins to mumble in his sleep.
    22:06

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  44. Doulton.S.91 Posted on November 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Sam Harris is a jedi master.

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  45. bourne817 Posted on November 19, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Mr Pangburn is a sack of shit

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  46. 123 456 Posted on November 20, 2018 at 2:17 am

    deep inhale on mic after speaking hmhhh

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  47. Jaya Palmer Posted on November 20, 2018 at 5:26 am

    "The self is what it feels like to be thinking without knowing that you are thinking."

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  48. Iqbal Mahmud Posted on November 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Codes & practices Buddhism truly has scientific basis which will not be a fair description of the codes & practices of most other spiritual guidelines …

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  49. Joel West Posted on November 25, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Meditation has changed my life, saved my marriage and kept me out of a ton a trouble I was headed for.

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  50. Ty Vischjager Posted on November 26, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Adds can die

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  51. Deedless Deity Posted on November 26, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Took me a while to get why Sam is taking this approach… It's an audience of normal people needing a lot of explanation…
    Would go about it differently, but then I'm a Soto-Zen type. Just do Za-Zen. Just… Sit.
    The rest, for sure the mindfulness part and the understanding of it, comes on it's own.
    I disagree with Sam on his notion of thought-control, then again that is the Za-Zen-approach: Do not interact with your thoughts. They emerge, but do not hold on to them, nor push them away; you may want to with those you cling to or dread – but don't. They will vanish again of their own accord. This is the moment when they are processed. Things that stacked up on your… stack of memory. Be passive observer. This type of meditation clears your mind of old crap over time. True meditation begins once that stack is empty, which may take a few weeks to months, but for common human clearing the stack is the most important and helpful, for which meditation is the tool.
    Sam on the other hand is actively exploring his mind, which is something you can do in this state of mind but it is not the same thing at all.

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  52. Jamie Fitzpatrick Posted on November 27, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    "You'll realize that your thought is in fact a waste of time that is making you unhappy, and that's when mindfulness becomes a sort of superpower." Profoundly accurate

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  53. TrevMill Posted on November 27, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    mindfully inhales into microphone

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  54. Maria Lubojemska - Rejman Posted on November 28, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Proszę o polskie tłumaczenie – napisy.

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  55. Doron Veltzer Posted on November 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    You can go a lot further in explaining consciousness
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Spivey/publication/258096158_The_Continuity_of_Mind/links/55e37a4308ae6abe6e8e746c/The-Continuity-of-Mind.pdf?origin=publication_detail

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  56. David W Posted on November 29, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Hey Sam, you should check out Mingyur Rinpoche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukTaodQfYRQ&t=1s

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  57. John Quill Taylor Posted on November 30, 2018 at 9:12 am

    An even more powerful and effective way to meditate is to: relax, un-focus, breathe ever-so-gently, and then try, try as hard as you possibly can … to NOT meditate at all whatsoever! – j q t –

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  58. Jac Flasche Posted on December 2, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    People who have never had the grand and earth shattering experience of enlightenment — actual physical enlightenment without the use of drugs, should not present themselves as teachers in this manner. This is mere blinding flashes of the obvious by a pop intellectual posing as one-who-knows.
    Try the later talks of Jan Cox — none of which are available on Youtube, though some of his early stuff is. Then you will have at least given yourself the opportunity to be exposed to someone who actually knows what is going on in this regard. Alternately try the sifi novel Xellex, by Carlos Dwa — who obviously has had such experiences.

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  59. Jac Flasche Posted on December 2, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Just stop your thoughts and you won't have to worry about all this instruction at all. Hint: you cannot stop your thoughts with thought. I won't tell you how to do it in public, but others have at times, in somewhat obscure circumstances. It's easy, requires no practice or much effort at all and works one hundred percent of the time, and if I told you how to do it, you wouldn't do it anyway.

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  60. Jac Flasche Posted on December 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    It's funny, Harris criticizes Gurdjieff in other talks, then uses the idea of identifying with one's thoughts here.

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  61. Jac Flasche Posted on December 3, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Listen folks don't give up. The real thing is far beyond this adulation of somnolence. Awakening is possible, and this ain't it. Not only that, it doesn't bare any resemblance to it. This kind of stuff is what happens when someone who is fast asleep tries to teach awakening — as if that is a thing. There is no teaching awakening. Awakening is not, and cannot be a subject. And as Carlos Dwa says regarding such matters, "If you can think it — it cannot be correct."

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  62. Space Battleship Posted on December 4, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    dur dur dur i dont like ads dur dur dur

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  63. Brent Lancaster Posted on December 6, 2018 at 2:53 am

    to those in the comments section I just wanna say, "I'm more enlightened than you are"

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  64. Ethan Posted on December 8, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Why do all Australian men sound the same? Lol.

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  65. David Anderson Posted on December 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I'm sure its good – I love his earlier ones which have helped me meditate enormously, but the ads utterly destroy it. (Not his fault I'm sure). D.A. NYC

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  66. Mike Zigi Posted on December 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Tried meditation a bunch of times. Did nothing for me. Bunch of BS

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  67. addisondw36 Posted on December 14, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Avoid ads by converting it into mp3

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  68. joseph sullivan Posted on December 15, 2018 at 1:37 am

    No mind. Not mind fullness. Mind emptiness.

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  69. George Borges Posted on December 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Budhism is one of the cults still using slaves

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  70. Phil C Posted on December 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Feel the Pang. Feel the Burn

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  71. Karl Schmidt Posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    1:14:47 I do not think it's a safe bet. A lot of people without intensive training can meditate 60 sec. without thoughts.

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  72. mike olsen Posted on January 7, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    i am very into his jacket, its cool.

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  73. mike olsen Posted on January 7, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    too imagine the one you once hated to be even more happy than yourself, does make you more happy than you thought possible, it works! i didn't understand what the meaning of sisyphus,to imagine someone happy is the greatest gift we have as a human, use your imagination and build images in your mind of your dream life and live that way, do not think it would be nice to be rich, KNOW! with 100% certainty that you are rich in bank account,heart and mind, becuase your mind does not know the diffrence between what you imagine in your mind and what is happening in 3-d. affirmations duing meditation can dramaticly change your world view. and love the world around you even your worst enemy and you're a true stoic.

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  74. Тайный агент Борис Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    I like his shoes. Although it is a bit weird to see him dressed so casually (for his standards).

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  75. Verse Squared Posted on January 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Now notice just how absolutely amazing you are 👌

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  76. Shiroyasha Posted on January 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Q&A starts at 36:50

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  77. John Smith Posted on February 2, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    stop fucking whining about ads and install an adblocker. jeez.

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  78. Billy b Posted on February 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Can he do this everywhere?

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  79. Billy b Posted on February 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Wow who new introspection was sponsered

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  80. nayanmalig Posted on February 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Buddhism is anti Buddhism because it encourages disbelief – Kalama Sutta

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  81. Noah Dancaster Posted on March 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    People getting ads is hilarious, I'd be so thrown off getting an advertisement 15 minutes into a guided meditation, truly that would be hell on earth. Good thing Adblock exists.

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  82. Spiritdove Posted on March 25, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    being on meds makes it harder but it does help

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  83. Raskolnikov Posted on March 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    The ads are not sam's responsibility you know.

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  84. alaaddin sarac Posted on April 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    A-MA-ZING!

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  85. Rafael Scapella - Canal do Mundo Posted on April 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Well, I saw the comments about the ads and decided to download the video later to watch/listen without interruptions. Advertisement has its place but the in the middle of meditation is not one of them.

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  86. Neues Projekt Posted on April 16, 2019 at 8:59 am

    So far the best person at saying " ohhkay "

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  87. Kundan Kaiser Posted on May 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks Sam. Thanks for sharing this helpful video.I have been in pursuit of this allure of meditative state for many years, and have read, listened and to many teachers over the time. But, I can safely say that, you put it best. There is no confusion or playing with words here. No vague concepts or precepts ;No philosophy or ideology to obscure the thinking. When it comes to mindfulness, you hit the core.
    Some of the insights that are part of your instruction for mindfulness that seems worth mentioning, and which I am trying to penetrate are-
    1. There is no distinction between inner space or outer space. There is only one space of consciousness in which all out thoughts arise or experience occur.
    2. There is no thinker or experiencer. There are only thoughts or experience.
    3. The self is an illusion.
    etc.

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  88. I'mNotGivingMyNameToAMachine Posted on May 26, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Sam Harris comes along and is like "I've worked out what the cause of all your problems are. And here it is." And I'm like "Oh yeah!" And then he's like "But the good news is I've also worked out what you need to do to solve these problems. And here it is." And I'm like "Oh yeah!" And then he's like "Plus I'm literally going to walk you through the process step by step, better than anyone else on the planet could, and completely for free. And you can dip in and out at your leisure, barely moving a muscle. Literal freedom from the torment of existence is here and it's waiting for you." And I'm like "OH YEAH!" And then he's like "Let's get started shall we?. Close your eyes." And I'm like "yeaaaaah…. i'm……maybe later."

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  89. Mike Jones Posted on June 2, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Sam Harris is the king of filibustering.

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  90. Jennifer Barnes Posted on June 3, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Sam's meditation app is only compatible with newer iOS devices. This has forced my hand with a choice to either buy a newer device or miss out on his content for financial reasons. It's been frustrating because I really like Sam and have greatly benefitted from his previous material. How can he be both conscientious about critically important issues in the world and not recognize that forcing some number of us to update our equipment just to access his content contributes to the growing tons of electronic garbage that are piling up? In the meantime I will access him through YouTube… to whom I remain grateful. Sorry to air this complaint instead of add a fun or helpful thought.

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  91. therainman777 Posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    TO EVERYONE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE ADS: Get a freaking ad blocker! They’re free, and they work!

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  92. Paul Fillinger Posted on July 29, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    the best explanation of a whole bunch of concepts. Sam's a genius!

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  93. Dana garza Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Sam Harris💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

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  94. Jason Graham Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    For every one complaining about ads, just pay for YouTube! It only costs about the equivalent of 3 coffees a month! Really annoys me people complain about things that are free! If no ads this amazing info could not be provided to you for free. Would you personally go to work for free, getting no pay, my guess is no.

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  95. salle rc Posted on September 4, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    00:00 Mindfulness meditation

    05:07 [Guided meditation 1]

    08:51 Thoughts and consciousness

    16:26 [Guided meditation 2]

    37:07 Question: Absence of self
    42:38 Question: Morality, solipsism

    49:23 Question: Separate thought from self

    59:37 Question: Matthieu Ricard practice of Dzogchen

    1:11:39 Question: Benefits of meditation

    1:16:51 Question: Metta, loving-kindness meditation

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  96. Hardev Sra Posted on September 5, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    "There is no capacity to get bored with the things we say to ourselves."

    – Sam Harris, 2018

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  97. gary schofield Posted on September 21, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Well thats a lot of talk on the subject of doing nothing – or you could say its earning a lot of money from talking shit

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  98. olivia olivia Posted on October 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Anyone can recommend meditation before the exams or around the time of revision , not to freak out, stay focus and confident and don’t allow your inner voice to knock out your self esteem ?

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  99. bangroad Posted on October 18, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Don't know what all these comments about ads are, just use opera with block ads turned on. Simples

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