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In the Mahabhrata there is a story that illustrates King Yudhishsthira's humility: One day Drona [the martial Guru of both the Pandava and Kuru princes] called for Yudhishsthira and Duryodhana,and ordered them,"My dear Yudhishstihira,please follow my instructions.Go among the citizens and find someone who has some faults.When you have found that person,bring him to me." Drona then told Duryodhana,"Go among the citizens and find someone who is superior in quality to you.When you find that person
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All Things are Connected

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. Chief Seattle
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(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 2, strangely enough beginning with the epilogue. I “completed” it over the following weekend, on November 9. The lyrics, and thus the vocal melodies, remain to be addressed, mainly because I’m not sure which approach is best : the symbolical, the theoretical, or the experiential. The vocals wil

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"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. " Jean Klein
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The Music Of Poligraf : Void part 2

("Primeval Center" )

On a background of Wall Street Bailout and the Large Hadron Collider, “Void” paints the Buddhist concept of emptiness.

From Wikipedia :

In Buddhism, the realization of emptiness of inherent existence is a “state of pure consciousness” in which the practitioner realizes all particular objects and images to be appearances of the subjective mind.

The song is made up of twelve short verses, one longer vocal interlude, and no chorus. The vocal sections are tied together with short in

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' Yoga and Hypnotism ' - By Sri Aurobindo

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 Sankh
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why we speak loudly when angry

Here;s a beautiful story on People's reactions while Angry : ENjoy reading :AngerA saint asked his disciples, 'Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shoutat 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 you shout at a person when you're angry?'Disciples gave some other
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Hello Life Lovers!!

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'tafford this, I can't afford that, there's not enough to go around". Thenews often ignites this feeling of scarcity and "not enough". Whensitting out there in nature on a rock, overlooking the most splendid colors andviews, such perfect harmony and balance, it required NO money,
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("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.

As I now leave behind the echoes of complaints
The struggles of ego in the hall of constraints
I recall my time here one of introspection
Of intense pondering and of liberation

Long I sat by myself in silence and darkness
One by one noticing the causes

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an inspirational story

Stories for Children- Walk the talkRadhe 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 idea. He decided to take the boy to the
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(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 title finally evolved into “Atmospheric Disturbance Over Balkanian Mountain.” Please don’t ask. But you’re welcome to enjoy the clip.

(... continued from "Leftoverturned part 1")

At first I blamed the offenders
Until I came to recognize

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New Week- BREATHE please....

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 excites you
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108 Names of Lord Ganesha

108 Names of Lord Ganesha (with meanings)1 Akhurath - One who has Mouse as His Charioteer2 Alampata - Ever Eternal Lord3 Amit - Incomparable Lord4 Anantachidrupamayam - Infinite andConsciousness Personified5 Avaneesh - Lord of the whole World6 Avighna - Remover of Obstacles7 Balaganapati - Beloved and Lovable Child8 Bhalchandra - Moon-Crested Lord9 Bheema - Huge and Gigantic10 Bhupati - Lord of the Gods11 Bhuvanpati - God of the Gods12 Buddhinath - God of Wisdom13 Buddhipriya - Knowledge Bestowe
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Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesTRAIN 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 evil, speak no evil." If you
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As the mind so the man

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
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(Detail from "American quilt" )

When I complete a composition there are often unused ideas left. Some of those I find actually pretty good but if I can’t see how to fit them into the piece then there’s not much choice but to discard them. For a while.

I rarely delete stuff, I archive. Once in a while I browse the archives and listen to such ideas in no particular order, and sometimes I get to see a way to combine some of them. Then I have the seed of a new composition.

“Leftoverturned” is a rehash

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