Read a book or watch TV

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. tried meditating in the ’60s, he said, in his Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage, [I think. Sorry] using a mantra, a Sanskrit word which he thinks may mean $85, what he paid for it. Later it dawned on him that “in our civilization” we meditate using “a medieval object, a book,” putting ourselves in touch with people in ages gone by. This kind of meditation, he says, gives “access to brains better than our own.” . . . .

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