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13 Astonishing Fallacies of Meditation
The following is a compilation of the comments/questions that have come up during my talks and in general conversations. Notice how the human mind is conditioned to aimlessly question everything and resist new experiences. My responses are in Italics...
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India, Don"t Let This Moment Pass! Raji L Add Comment
What are You Grateful for This ThanksGiving?
This ThanksGiving November, as I look back on my life within the framework of my goals, vision, commitments and passion, I wonder about what gives life meaning. Especially in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, I wonder if I have learned how to live life to the fullest. If this were the end of the world as we know it, I wonder what I would say. Two words glare into focus…THANK YOU!!...
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Social Acceptance Equal Self-acceptance?
Money and power are primeval prime evils. Elitism and social class division, a derivative of economic stratification, have existed since ancient times and afforded special privileges to their members, with blatant disregard for the rest of the community.Today governments, organizations, and corporations around the world are beleaguered with fraud and endemic corruption stemming from individuals insatiable hunger for money and power. Diverting food aid away from its intended recipients, child lab...
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"Instant Gratification" Qualify as a Virtue?
Patience used to be known as a virtue, but is virtually unheard of in the present-day culture of immediacy. Todays children dont even know the meaning of the word. People want everything, and they want it NOW!Investors expect instant wealth from their financial ventures. Customers expect that theyll look skinny after spending a week at the health club. Students expect perfect scores on tests for which they study the night before. Short-term rewards, short-term gain, instant messaging, instant fe...
Raji L newyorksysmike: Nice Article and Well worth for reading [1 comments]
"Net Worth" Stack up against Sense of Worth?
Your life is filled with work, possessions, and diversions, but is it also filled with balance and contentment? Your social image is as well-manicured as your front lawn, but does your inner image resemble scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie? You delight in gastronomical indulgences, but do you still feel empty inside? You hold the power to change the world, but do you crumble in the face of emotional hardships and challenges? Does your “net worth” stack up against your “sense of worth?”...
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Happy Republic Day, India
Did you know that the Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world, containing 444 articles, 12 schedules and 94 amendments, with 117,369 words in its English version? Compare that to the United States Constitution, which comprises 7 articles and 27 amendments.India became a republic on January 26, 1950. What that means is it is the birth date of the “Constitution of India,” the governing document that defines the principles upon which the natio...
Raji L beegeeaar: Of course we all can feel happy that we have a written constitution wherein the powers of the State and Central Govt. are clearly enumerated. But the tragedy is that even after more than 60 years of governing the country is facing the problem of co.... [2 comments]
Is Your EQ Consistent with Your IQ?
EQ or Emotional Intelligence (popularly referred to as EQ) is a term thats been around a while. Author Daniel Goleman brought it into prominence in the 1980s with his best-seller, you guessed it, “Emotional Intelligence.” What is EQ and how is it different from IQ? And, why does it matter, anyways?IQ, as we know, is an individuals ability to learn, memorize, problem solve, reason, communicate, and process information. Scientists believe that both genetics and the environment can influence an ind...
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Is "Convenience" a Measure of Fulfillment?
Who doesnt suffer from the modern human affliction called “convenience?” Its a hard reality that cant be ignored. Im guilty of it too. Personal computers, mobile devices, 24/7 cable television, vehicles, appliances, air conditioning, power tools, online banking, frozen meals, paper towels, antibacterial soap, the works! One-click phone calls, flip-switch controls, junk food drive-thrus, instant movie watching....
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Vipassana: The Path to Freedom
Vipassana. (vee • puh • shuh • naa). To see things the way they are. Thats the literal translation of the word in Pali—the language of the Buddha. Vipassana is an ancient form of sitting meditation that the Buddha rediscovered and introduced to the world.For ten consecutive days a few summers ago, casting aside all luxury and self-indulgences and pledging to adhere to the course rules, I enrolled in and attended a vipassana meditation retreat offered by Spiritual Master S. N. Goenka. Total silen...
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Shhh...The power of Silence
People cringe when they hear the word “meditation.” It sounds so spiritual, right? A picture of the Dalai Lama zooms into view and sweat begins to stream down towards the pounding heart. What if people heard “silence” instead? Silence is used and practiced more popularly. Parents tell their children to hush; teachers instruct their students to quiet down; movie-goers respectfully turn off their conversations and cell phones. Clearly, silence has value. What if I said, “Silence transforms?” Would...
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