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August 2009 Blog Posts (26)

The Music Of Poligraf : Juggernaut part 4

(Erie Steam Road Roller scanned by Andy Dingley from the "New Catechism of the Steam Engine.")

“Steamroller” is probably the most busy piece of poligrafic music…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 27, 2009 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Conscious human beings

Mind is like a blooming lotus. There are many stages and many parts of blooming conscious mind. Preconscious to insect conscious, after that – reptile conscious mind blooms gradually. The next stage of blooming petals of the lotus like mind is animal conscious mind. After that, previous human conscious mind, and after that, human conscious mind, and next, super human conscious mind blooms gradually.

The last blooming stage of the mind is…

Added by Mon on August 27, 2009 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment


After a small set of meditation towards the inner soul.....

A grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.............

He said, " I feel as if i have two wolves fighting in my heart. "

One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the

loving, compassionate one . "

The grandson asked him , " which wolf will win the fight in your heart ? "

The grandfather answered , " THE ONE I FEED "

I do… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on August 26, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 7

("Between the waves" by Ivan Aivazovsky)

The seventh chapter of "The Dam" is entitled "Flow" and presents our protagonist/narrator having passed the test, overcome the obstacle, levelled the dam, and…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 25, 2009 at 5:55am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Stereoscopy

(Pocket Stereoscope by Joaquim Alves Gaspar )

“Stereoscopy” is the definitive title of a song which I used to refer to as “Point Of View.” I changed my mind about the title while writing and singing the melodies, thinking that the word doesn’t get the chance to be…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 21, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments



by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Imperfect Senses

In this world we trust various persons, but whom should we trust regarding transcendental subject matters and the transcendental world? We cannot see the transcendental world by our eyes and we cannot touch it with any of our senses. So how can we have an idea of the transcendental world, and how can we decide who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Even though God is here in this… Continue

Added by Vasanti dasi on August 20, 2009 at 6:49am — No Comments

Are you stressed with the Daily Life Problem get the Healing

Hi all take my namaste . If you are suffering from various Problem then always remember there is something disturbed. So to make it Proper try to take a real powerful steps . I had got real Miraculas support in various Critical situations and thus make me relieved . Without having a great Expense and incident happen this is only some Instance I am discussing. If you believe in Yagna and Hom then you must agree with me each and every Planet is linked with our physical structure . We have a very… Continue

Added by Babu on August 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Moving across the path of life if you have time to peep around and see that people are getting more and more involved into the spiritual path, but do we need to forget what is there with us and search for something that is yet to be discovered?

Moving with the pace of life today i got an opportunity to visit an OLD AGE home and my heart was in tears to see the souls from various aspects of caste and culture clubbed together under the same roof, thrown away as rotten carcass. The eyes… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on August 18, 2009 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Chrome Lake part 3

("Introspection" by Alberto Baumann)

"Introspection I" is the third part, and first vocal section, of "The Chrome Lake," which itself constitutes the core middle chapter of the "Entering The Stream" trilogy.

The title of the whole suite was inspired by Voivod's…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 16, 2009 at 1:17am — No Comments


What decides success of life? Living life on ideals? Not necessarily. Leaving record in history for the posterity to cherish and learn. I do not care.

For me, it is very specific. Whether we know or not, time for us to live here is finite and fixed. There are times when get pleasant experience and there are unpleasant ones. Irrespective of what world offers, irrespective of times, if on an average, if fraction of happy moments to total moments, life is successful; living is… Continue

Added by Vinod Varma on August 15, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Unveiling: Mystery of yoga –Maha Anand (MahaManas)

Yoga, Yoga means union or unite. Like ‘one’ and ‘one’ equal to ‘two’. But in higher level of yoga, there is ‘one’ and ‘one’ equal to ‘one’, being single by mixed up. In practical yoga, ‘yoga’ term is used as a way or process or procedure of being united. It happens according the demand of individual, such as, union of mind and body, union of conscious mind and sub conscious mind, union of one’s mind and another’s mind, union of individual’s… Continue

Added by Mon on August 11, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 4

(Daniel-Johnson's Manic 5 dam in Quebec, Canada - photo by Pierre cb)

Part 4 of The Dam is entitled simply “Dam.” In the storyline, this is when the obstacle is recognized and the necessity of dealing with it is…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 10, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

About 'Yoga'

‘Yoga’ is a very old procedure of self development and self treatment, created by a few sages in ancient time in India. Here, MahaAnand has described about this ‘Yoga’, which was originated in India. The term ‘Yoga’ is Indian. If there is another ‘Yoga’ in another place, in another form, we do not know about that.

In other side, it happened, the original Indian ‘yoga’ had been circulated by many ignorant in ugly form, in different…

Added by Mon on August 10, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Winged Life

("The Winged Man" by Odilon Redon)

"The Winged Life" takes its name from the following verse by William Blake :

He who binds himself to a joy

Does the winged life…

Added by Christopher Stewart on August 8, 2009 at 2:17am — No Comments

An Ashram Is Where Life Meets Wisdom <i>By Swami Venkatesananda</i>

It was nearly 5 a.m. The east was aglow with dawn. The birds were awake. The Aus t ral ian bi rd Kookaburra laughed, perhaps at those still in bed. The magpie sang to wake these lazy ones. The bell rang at 5:30 and all of us walked up to the meditation room where after some prayers and kirtan-singing the practice of meditation commenced. Thus began the first day at the Yoga Camp in Perth. The ten-day Yoga Camp had been organised jointly by the Yoga School of Perth, the University Yoga Club and… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on August 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 2

Clocking in at 22 minutes “The Dam” is my longest composition thus far. The piece uses the metaphor of water flowing from source to ocean to illustrate this mysterious process that we usually refer to as life. It comprises eight distinct movements, identified as follows :

  • 1. Source
  • 2. River
  • 3. Rapids
  • 4. Dam
  • 5. Immersion
  • 6.…

Added by Christopher Stewart on August 6, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Alpha state

Brain waves range from low to high frequency. Low is delta (one to four hertz). This state provides regenerative sleep and deep rest. Theta (four to six hertz) is the state you are in as you fall asleep. Children with attention issues seem to be stuck in theta. These are the children who need to move around the room. They are trying to get to an alpha state. Beta is twelve to twenty hertz. This is a focused state of mind when you are working on something. A lot of people in our culture do not… Continue

Added by Peter Wolff on August 6, 2009 at 5:28pm — No Comments

How to find Peace

"Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace."
Albert Schweitzer

Added by Sukadev Bretz on August 6, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Have Faith

"Nay, whoever submits himself completely to Allah and he is the doer of good, shall have his reward from his Lord. No fear shall come upon such, neither shall they grieve."

Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqarah, Ch.2:113

Added by Sukadev Bretz on August 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Chrome Lake part 7

(Globe of Integration by Eugen Hofbauer, Herbert Kalleitner, and Susi Müller. Photo by Manfred Kielnhofer)

“The Chrome Lake” is the core middle part of “Entering The Stream,” the trilogy which begins with "Into The Ashram" and is completed by "Leaving The…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 5, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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