If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
Added by Sukadev Bretz on July 31, 2009 at 4:00pm —
(Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India / Painting by James Fergusson)
Juggernaut. Lots to say about this one. Make sure your seat is confortable...
I’ve started the writing for this singular piece on November… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 30, 2009 at 5:19pm —
"In listening and stillness there is nobody who is still, and this stillness doesn't refer to any object; it is absolutely objectless; it is our real nature. "
Added by Sukadev Bretz on July 30, 2009 at 4:00pm —
"I would rather make
mistakes in kindness and
compassion than work miracles
in unkindness and hardness."
Added by Sukadev Bretz on July 29, 2009 at 4:08pm —
("Primeval Center" )
On a background of Wall Street Bailout and the Large Hadron Collider, “Void” paints the Buddhist concept of emptiness.
From Wikipedia :…
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 29, 2009 at 4:35am —
WHEN the mind is entirely passive, then the force of Nature which works in the whole of animate and inanimate creation has free play; for it is in reality this force which works in man as well as in the sun and star. There is no doubt of this truth whether in Hinduism or in Science. This is the thing called Nature, the sum of cosmic force and energy, which alone Science recognises as the source of all work and activity. This also is the Prakriti of the Hindus to which under different names… Continue
Added by Lalit kumar on July 28, 2009 at 5:04pm —
Here;s a beautiful story on People's reactions while Angry : ENjoy reading :
A saint asked his disciples, 'Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout
at each other when they are upset?'
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm,
we shout for that.'
'But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you?' asked the saint. 'Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on July 28, 2009 at 3:34pm —
I just returned from 3 days in nature, camping by a roaring river,
animals all around, bonfires,cooking on the fire, and it always hits me
- Life Is So Abundant!
Many walk around with heavy minds feeling and saying, "I can't
afford this, I can't afford that, there's not enough to go around". The
news often ignites this feeling of scarcity and "not enough". When
sitting out there in nature on a rock, overlooking the most splendid colors and
views, such perfect… Continue
Added by Solvei Kristin McKenna on July 28, 2009 at 5:25am —
("Enigma" by Matías Argudín)
The third and fourth parts of “Leaving The Ashram” are respectively entitled “The Tabla Master’s Enigma” and “The Ordinary II.” Our unidentified introspective hero has completed his retreat and is going back to ordinary life.…
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 27, 2009 at 12:52am —
A story I got from Vijitatma on hi5:
"A friend of mine was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things out into the ocean.
As my friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had washed up on the… Continue
Added by Michael Linde on July 23, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I found the following story in Hi5 written by Vijitatma :
"Once, on a dark, cold winter's night, a jackal wandered into a village looking for food. The jackal was very hungry. The winter had been long and hard, and there was no food left in the forest. 'Perhaps', said the jackal to himself, 'I will find something to eat in the village.'
The jackal soon found a rubbish heap in the village. He began sniffing and scratching and rummaging about in the rubbish, looking for… Continue
Added by Michael Linde on July 22, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Stories for Children- Walk the talk
Radhe Krishna To all,
There once was a boy who loved eating sweets. He always asked for sweets from his father. His father was a poor man. He could not always afford sweets for his son. But the little boy did not understand this, and demanded sweets all the time.
The boy's father thought hard about how to stop the child asking for so many sweets. There was a very holy man living nearby at that time. The boy's father had an… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on July 22, 2009 at 12:28pm —
(Detail from "Lenticular cloud")
Given its structure and contents, the second part of “Leftoverturned” could have been entitled “Informaëlstrom II” (ref: "1000 Radios"), but because of the undeniable influence of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” the full… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 21, 2009 at 6:19pm —
SO... right now, my friend, right now as you're reading this - take one moment of your life and breathe... take a deep breath in... and let it go. Again please, take a deep breath, and... let it go...really let go by exhaling deeply. Una mas... NOW please :-)
Good, now bring to mind something that brings a smile to your soul... this only takes a moment, yes you can stop and do this :-)
What ARE you passionate about? Bring to mind something that inspires you, right now, why wait?? What… Continue
Added by Solvei Kristin McKenna on July 20, 2009 at 9:07pm —
I found the following story on Hi5:
Once, in a certain lake, there lived a turtle and a pair of swans. The turtle and the swans were friends. They would spend all their free time together telling each other stories, and exchanging news and gossip. The turtle especially loved to talk and chatter, and always had something to say.
One year, the rains did not come, and the lake began to dry up. The swans became worried. Supposing it did not rain at all, and the lake dried up… Continue
Added by Michael Linde on July 20, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I found the following story in hi5:
Once there lived a monkey in a jamun tree by a river. The monkey was alone - he had no friends, no family, but he was happy and content. The jamun tree gave him plenty of sweet fruit to eat, and shade from the sun and shelter from the rain.
One day a crocodile came swimming up the river and climbed on to the bank to rest under the monkey's tree. 'Hello', called the monkey, who was a friendly animal. 'Hello', replied the crocodile,… Continue
Added by Michael Linde on July 19, 2009 at 4:27pm —
108 Names of Lord Ganesha
1 Akhurath - One who has Mouse as His Charioteer
2 Alampata - Ever Eternal Lord
3 Amit - Incomparable Lord
4 Anantachidrupamayam - Infinite andConsciousness Personified
5 Avaneesh - Lord of the whole World
6 Avighna - Remover of Obstacles
7 Balaganapati - Beloved and Lovable Child
8 Bhalchandra - Moon-Crested Lord
9 Bheema - Huge and… Continue
Added by Kalipriya on July 18, 2009 at 12:30pm —
AstroSage.com Vedic Astrology
There will be a complete Solar Eclipse on 22nd July 2009. According to Hindu date it will be on Shravan month Krishna paksha (dark half) 30, Wednesday, Samvat 2066. This eclipse will be visible throughout India. According to Indian Standard Time, Solar Eclipse will be seen between 5:31 AM to 7:25 AM. This eclipse will be on Pushya Nakshatra and Cancer Sign (Karka Rashi).
Eclipses are of four types - total, annular, hybrid and… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on July 12, 2009 at 3:47am —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes
TRAIN YOUR EYES TO SEE THE BRIGHT SIDE OF EVERYTHING
"As you think, so you become."
Think well, you will be well. Think ill, you will be ill. It's all your thought. Sometimes you might not be thinking ill of yourself, but you are thinking ill of others. chat is still thinking ill. Whether it is about you or somebody else, that is what you are thinking. When you think of that, you will become that. That is why we say, "See no evil, hear no… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on July 12, 2009 at 3:31am —
There is a sanskrit saying" Mana eva manushyanam karanam bandha mokshayoho " As the mind ,so the man ;bondage or liberation are in ur mind.if u feel bound,you are bound.if u feel liberated,you are liberated.Things outside neither bind nor,liberate,only your attitude towards them does that.
source -Yoga sutras of Patnjali by Swami Satchidananda
Added by amit agarwal on July 12, 2009 at 3:26am —