If we are not happy – we find it difficult to sleep. And if we can’t sleep, we are not happy. Catch 22. Quite a few of us have difficulty getting sound sleep at night. Harder we try, with our eyes tightly closed, more sleep alludes us. It is definitely bad news for our mental […]
Altrusitic love acts as a direct antidote to hatered, the more develop it the more the desire to harm will wither and finally disappear. It is not a question of suppressing hatered but of turning the mind to something diameterically oppose to it: Love and compassion. Following a traditional Buddhist practice, you begin by recognising […]
“Be a joke unto yourself,” says Osho. Considering the world, we live in now, this is the best way to respond to it, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan, on Osho’s birthday, 11 December. When you are feeling miserable, just sing, dance, rejoice. Your mind will say, “Are you mad? Now is the time to feel […]
Let us be realistic and welcome the global surge in Yoga even if it means ‘asanas’ At least, it has introduced Yoga to millions around the world. So how do we learn Yoga? Go to a guru, watch videos on You Tube or get a book. The most famous modern classic is ‘Light on Yoga’ by B. K. S. Iyengar, the world’s foremost authority, which is a step by step, detailed and serious treatise with photographs of various stages of postures.
Terming it as a very divine experience, Deveindra Jaitly, wrote, “I was more focused. I felt even if a little sensation happened under every inch of my feet, that experience was amazing. Moreover, I learnt to control my emotions.”
This misguided idea has existed for ages in the Indian sub-continent too. While progressive countries are developing at enviable pace, the non-rich in India and in other countries become dependent on the state or the rich. Some are unwilling to work to live respectably or to become self-sufficient. Caught in the loop of hypocrisy, fake beliefs,
n just the same way, in Tibetan buddhism there is a basic, normal, elementary spiritual education, a complete spiritual training for the natural Bardo of this life, which gives you the essential vocabulary, the ABC of the mind. The basis of this training are what are called the ” three wisdom tools” : the wisdom of listening and hearing; the wisdom of contemplation and reflection, and the wisdom of the meditation.
The poet and philosopher was born in Balkh in Afghanistan and known as the Son of Balkh. For Afghans, who learn his poems in primary school, Rumi is “Maulana Jalaludin Balkh”, or “Maulana” (our master), or simply “Balkhi”. Most researchers agree he was born in Balkh, Afghanistan in 1207 — though this too has been a subject of debate.