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The Art and Science Known as Yoga

The great sage Agusteya Muni who introduced yoga and the art of living known as Sanatana Dharma to India

A system or a methodology for maintaining the health and fitness of the body and the mind. The practice of yoga is about initially connecting and understanding relationship between oneself as a human being and the body which is the vehicle for being human.

For many the process of yoga begins with training the body to keep it healthy and strong, but also to understand it as a vehicle for life. In training the body the mind is also trained because where the body goes, the mind must go and with practice the

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A History of Slavery

The foundation of capitalism

Deash are thought to have abducted over 25,000 women (including young girls) & forced them into sex slavery. Some have been ‘claimed’ by fighters while others have been sold in markets since 2012.

The fact of life that we overlook is that in order for the modern world to exist and even for it to have come into existence, there must have been and there must always be someone to do the hard work.

No one really knows when slavery began and there are various forms of slavery which may have arisen with the hunter who was injured and unable to continue the hunt who probably become someone’s servant. But slaves range from those people

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Enlightenment

Entering the light

Enlightenment is a term especially common within Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, but the idea of ‘seeing the light’ is a common expression in most cultures implying that the seer has realised something of importance.

What enlightenment means in an ultimate sense is to know the nature of existence or the meaning of life. This may sound far fetched and even irrelevant in terms of day to day living, work, paying bills, keeping up with people, gossip and struggling to survive.

This survival struggle is punctuated by moments of learning, pleasure and perhaps real joy. But so often these moments are the result of external things happening. For example people feel good on payday, they feel great

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Why Meditation?

A foundational practise

Most people understand that activities go better with some planning and while some things that occur spontaneously can be brilliant, some can go horribly wrong. Meditation grounds us in a reality that leads to a harmonious life and success.

Whatever we do, we want to be successful but sometimes the best planning and our most sincere actions don’t always result in success. But if we look at some of the people who meditate, they range from executives within the world’s most successful companies to ordinary people who want to achieve the best out of life.

Many meditators say that meditation is actually instinctive and this is borne out by the fact that usually before we commence any

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What did Buddha Mean

When he said “Ignorance is a Cause of Suffering?

Buddha is one of the most remarkable men in recent history. He was born between 600 and 700 BC* and is renowned as the first person who clearly defined the nature of suffering, then described the steps to be taken to end suffering.

There are two primary levels of suffering, there is the individual suffering the doubt and confusion of one’s own mind and emotions as well as the pain or discomfort in one’s own body. Then there is a collective suffering that is experienced by communities.

The suffering that we experience within ourselves and the suffering experienced by our wider community, (including all the wars and famines in the

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Fountain of Youth

The scientific evidence

Scientists have targeted a very powerful hormone responsible for human growth and cell regeneration that, once harnessed, has all the properties of a bona fide “fountain of youth.”

It’s known as “Human Growth Hormone” and it’s an extremely important part of our body’s functioning at the cellular level.

In fact, not only does HGH promote the growth and regeneration of cells; it also allows other vital functions in our bodies to occur, including…

Metabolism Brain function Sexual responses Healing Muscle growth… and more.

However, as we age we experience a drop in HGH levels. All the normal results of aging occur in direct correlation to this drop in HGH.

For years, we’ve simply assumed that this is

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The Politics of Survival

Ignorance is not bliss

Body language says all. Turkish president Erdogan dominating Barak Obama. However many think that Obama’s purposeful appeasement of Muslims was placing America at great risk

Everyone has an instinctive desire to live and to be happy. An extension of that desire to live is to have children and grandchildren, and for them to be happy, to have long lives and reproduce into a distant future.

Yet if we look at the world today, there is no future beyond the end of this century and the entire thrust of western civilisation is about living for today; or perhaps should I say consuming so much that all life on this planet will be Continue reading The Politics of Survival

To Preserve Life - Preserve India

A message to friends of India

Aum Shri Sathguruve Namaha Aum Shri Pritviyai Namaha Aum Adi Yogishwaraya Namaha

Sarasvati by Amit Bhar via arjuna-vallabha

Depending on one’s perception in looking at India today, one may cry for the suffering or laugh because it is all an act, a play of illusion. We must remember that this life is a dream but in the words of my dear Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and other great yogis, the dream is real.

To understand this leela, this drama, one must either look to the beginning of the nation or to the heart of one’s being. The heart of one’s own being can only be accessed

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Re-Organising the World

The search for social equity

The search for social justice and equity is an important topic and it was the motivation the establishment of democracy and various ‘isms’. (Please note this has nothing to do with the democracy perpetrated by the USA which is a form of fascism).

So in thinking about how we should organise ourselves, we must look to how we organised ourselves in the past and even look to the social arrangements of some animal societies.

Let’s take elephants for instance. Like most groups of mammals, they have a matriarchal society and present similar emotions and intelligence as human beings. We have seen through human interference that the absence of older males (that are typically killed by

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Surviving the Fall

Of civilisation

Civilisations with some exceptions characteristically take thousands of years to evolve, but then they literally vanish overnight. We can think of Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and even the Soviet Union.

These empires grew through inspired leadership and yet they fell because they were built on an unstable foundation. If we take Rome as an example, it ruled from England to Persia and as it began to fall apart the Emperor of the time instituted Christianity in a last-ditch effort to save the Empire.

The fall of these civilisations was no doubt assisted by natural disasters and climate change. We know that the people of the Nile Valley migrated there between 4000 and 6000 years ago as the

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