Category: Philosophy

What Does OM Really Mean?

Posted on 11/25/10 7 Comments

by Steven Rosen (Satyaraja dasa) We’ve heard the jokes: “OM, OM on the range,” or “OM, my aching back.” We’ve seen meditation instructors and yoga teachers enunciate the mystic syllable with great reverence. One famous swami even said that OM is the essence of the self – it is the “I” that everyone needs to [...]

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Perfectionism vs. Optimalism

Posted on 11/23/10 4 Comments

From old school sages to modern scientists, all the great teachers come back to the same Ideas again and again. Here Brian Johnson takes a quick look at a few of the Big Ideas from Tal Ben-Shahar’s *brilliant* book (especially if you’ve been or are a perfectionist like me ), The Pursuit of Perfect In [...]

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From Compulsive Thinking to Truth

Posted on 11/02/10 No Comments

“If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos.” —Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Our minds love to be occupied with figuring things out. We plan, analyze, strategize, judge, interpret, ruminate, defend – anything but seeing things [...]

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Unlocking Wisdom

Posted on 11/01/10 No Comments

Cranmore Foundation researches the world’s wisdom tradition literature to identify universal values and design principles that support sustainable systems. The Foundation offers the result of its research efforts through the provision of white-papers and learning programmes for education, business and organisational education and leadership development. Cranmore Foundation recognises that today’s challenges require new answers. Its [...]

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The Law of Giving

Posted on 10/31/10 1 Comment

from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra The universe operates through dynamic exchange—giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives. Applying the Law of Giving [...]

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Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita

Posted on 10/31/10 1 Comment

Bhagavad-gita is also known as Gitopanishad. It is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanishads in Vedic literature. Of course there are many commentaries in English on the Bhagavad-gita, and one may question the necessity for another one. This present edition can be explained in the following way. Recently an [...]

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10 Principles for Optimal Living

Posted on 10/22/10 No Comments

This was posted from Optimal Living 101 by the amazing From old school sages to modern scientists, all the great teachers come back to the same Ideas again and again. Here are the 10 principles for creating our most authentically awesome lives. Optimism It all starts with Optimism. If we can’t tame those gremlins in [...]

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A New Look at Yoga – Asana and Pranayama

Posted on 10/22/10 No Comments

by David Simon, M.D. Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing The Third Branch of Yoga: Asana Asanas are usually defined as the various yogic postures designed to bring balance and harmony to the physical body, particularly the musculo-skeletal system. Asana is part of the Ayurvedic treatment system for the physical body. At a deeper [...]

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The Second Branch of Yoga – Niyama

Posted on 10/22/10 1 Comment

from A New Look at Yoga by David Simon, M.D. Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing Niyama can be defined simply as the internal dialogue of enlightened beings. Whereas the yamas are about how conscious beings behave, the niyamas are about how they think. As with the yamas, it’s important not to get trapped [...]

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A New Look at Yoga (Part One)

Posted on 10/22/10 No Comments

Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga by David Simon, M.D. Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing Every day millions of people throughout the world practice yoga in studios, community centers, gyms, at home, and even in corporate-sponsored classes at work. Some are seeking stress relief, others are looking for spiritual awakening, and still others [...]

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