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  1. This thread will be blocked by tom. Please provide your research quickly.
  2. This one was old one from 2012. Brillant skit.
  3. 7 Meditation Tips from the World’s Happiest Man http://www.thewayofmeditation.com.au/blog/7-meditation-tips-from-the-worlds-happiest-man/ A French genetic scientist may seem like an unusual person to hold the title – but Matthieu Ricard is the world’s happiest man, according to researchers. The 66-year-old turned his back on Parisian intellectual life 40 years ago and moved to India to study Buddhism. He is now a close confidante of the Dalai Lama and respected western scholar of religion. Now it seems daily meditation has had other benefits – enhancing Mr Ricard’s capacity for joy. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson wired up the monk’s skull with 256 sensors at the University of Wisconsin as part of research on hundreds of advanced practitioners of meditation. The scans showed that when meditating on compassion, Ricard’s brain produces a level of gamma waves – those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory – ‘never reported before in the neuroscience literature’, Davidson said. The scans also showed excessive activity in his brain’s left prefrontal cortex compared to its right counterpart, giving him an abnormally large capacity for happiness and a reduced propensity towards negativity, researchers believe. Research into the phenomenon, known as “neuroplasticity”, is in its infancy and Ricard has been at the forefront of ground-breaking experiments along with other leading scientists across the world. ‘We have been looking for 12 years at the effect of short and long-term mind-training through meditation on attention, on compassion, on emotional balance,’ he said. ‘We’ve found remarkable results with long-term practitioners who did 50,000 rounds of meditation, but also with three weeks of 20 minutes a day, which of course is more applicable to our modern times.’ Here Are Matthieu Ricard’s 7 tips for learning and practicing Meditation 1) A healthy mind should act like a mirror – faces can be reflected in a glass but none of them stick. Use the same technique with thoughts – let them pass through your mind but don’t dwell. 2) It’s impossible to stop thoughts from coming but focusing on a particular sound or the breath going in and out calms the mind, giving greater clarity. Controlling the mind is not about reducing your freedom, it’s about not being a slave to your thoughts. Think of it as directing your mind like a boat rather than drifting. 3) Be mindful – pay attention to the sensations of your breath going in and out. If you notice your mind wandering simply bring it back to focusing on your breath. This is known as mindfulness. You can apply it to other sensations to bring you into the ‘now’ rather than dwelling on the past or future. You could focus instead on heat, cold and sounds that you hear. 4) Once you’ve achieved some skill in this you can use that to cultivate qualities such as kindness, or dealing with disturbing emotions. He says everyone has felt all-consuming love but usually it lasts for about 15 seconds, but you can hold on and nurture this vivid feeling by focusing on it in meditation. If you feel it becoming vague you can consciously revive it. 5) Like when playing the piano, practising the feeling for 20 minutes has a far greater impact over time than a few seconds. Regular practise is also needed like watering a plant. 6) You can then use meditation to gain some space from negative emotions. Ricard says: ‘You can look at your experience like a fire that burns. If you are aware of anger you are not angry you are aware. Being aware of anxiety is not being anxious it is being aware.’ By being aware of these emotions you are no longer adding fuel to their fire and they will burn down. 7) You will see benefits in stress levels and general wellbeing as well as brain changes with regular practise in a month. Those who say they don’t have enough time to meditate should look at the benefits: ‘If it gives you the resources to deal with everything else during the other 23 hours and 30 minutes, it seems a worthy way of spending 20 minutes,’ Habits of Happiness with Matthieu Ricard
  4. Great, it looks you studying these charitars quite intuitively and deeply. Awesome.
  5. I think we had good discussion on this specific charitar. Paapiman, can you post another charitar on new thread for discussion.
  6. I always wondered about this, what exactly is 405th charitar. When this supposed to revealed. Why is it hidden. Can anyone please shed some light on this
  7. Exactly, its not like this charitar make men look great. It made men look like they think with their ___. Yet we don't see men compalining about it how unfair the insinuation . We take it face value and learn to grow from it unlike crazy feminist who scream sexism non sense.
  8. I don't think thats true, there are lot more stories of men being deceptive and deceiving too which are in charitopakhian. Its talking about human nature in general, not limited to specific sex.
  9. Does it say anywhere she is married or got forced to marry?
  10. Satkiran if you think moral of the story is made out to be that she looks like a slut only then you are missing the plot. Yes story insinuates she is acting slut but thats just one aspect of story not whole. It also give her credit (credit where its due) of being more smarter than men: she had full consciouness of understanding the highs and lows of life This statement holds true not just in this story but all aspects of her life. Thats a moral of the story, its all pointing towards above in bold, forget the nitty gritty details of the story, don't psychoanalyze it too much, moral of this charitar is - she was much more smarter than both of these men, she was able to convince thinner one in acquiesce and other fatter one easily when it comes to getting out of trouble by providing compliment statements to him to get out of the situation.
  11. It's ok, pay no attention to dreams in general, they are part of subconscious mind. Bad dreams are like bad thoughts in normal awake state. Pay no attention to it. The fact you pay attention to it, it makes those dreams alive mobile, dreams or thoughts as feed off on our attention. I understand you won't have much choice while being in the dream to control it. But if you sleep with the perception-hold on to perception that the very fact you are not perceiving proofs you are not WHAT YOU ARE PERCEIVING, you are not body, mind, five senses but beyond all together you will find it won't bother you so much. And I would advise that holding on the perception that you are not body, mind nor five senses in normal awake state as well to provide great clarity- pure perception, intuitiveness. Practise meditation mindfulness through out rest of the day, you will find you be more anchored in your real self that you will discover what you are not- body, mind, five senses leaving you with only pure consciouness or awareness being which will automatically effortlessly create more bridge between real self and rest of our conditioned mind box/subconscious mind/ thoughts.
  12. Good idea. I don't think this forum has audio chat option but I think Skype would work fine.
  13. Very interesting post. Thanks to kam
  14. Exactly but hopefully all of us remember this when all old conditioned inclination of feminism, patriarchy and other conditioned illusory concepts rises in the consciousness and causes all kind of emotional charged responses, infighting right, left and center.
  15. I am not saying anything about donation. I don't think we should cut out donation to site itself just because some of it members have some ideological differences when it comes to sikhi. That site has still has good stuff and has much common ground material which all sikhs can agree on. World isn't black and white.
  16. You got it, whole bunch of them we see on spn.
  17. I agree, they look like another self proclaimed panthic savior daily week. However, they do have a point in this article. It should be independently investigated. However, these days its quite imperative for people to believe in only audio and visual evidence and not beleive in hearsay, way too many people have hidden agenda against gurdwaras/parcharikhs so they would use both pro dasam and anti dasam sentiments and hide behind it - use those sentiments to influence public opinion for their own egoic personal Vedanta.
  18. I can vouch for what Xylitol said . They don't beleive in naam simran especially singh sabha in canada they call it parroting - taking away devotional aspect in Sikhi. They beleive in gyan and sach-sat which is quite fine if they really know the actual meaning of gyan of one self and sat-truth in gurbani but their version of gyan and truth-sat is reduced to everyday worldly knowledge and truthful living- civil quality of civil citizen which is way too simplistic when it comes to gnosis of Guru relationship with Sikh and it also takes away all of mysticism, spiritualism from gurbani.
  19. Uthanka- Historical meaning of Gurbani tuk in previous teekas/steeks, sakhi can provide some context to this. I meant surely in absolute sense, our 5th Guru not just referred aad guru to unmanifsted- nirgun akaal purkh but it was very much part of their meditative experience itself (if we look sukhmani sahib deeply). However, that does not take away bhagti-devotional aspect of 5th Guru and sikhi, which is quite integral part of Sikhi. Personal(bhagti) devotion form of vahiguru and impersonal vahiguru (being that or dyan of that, devotion to that ) is integral part of sikhi. Whether we look at them as aspect of Vahiguru or actual spiritual development in sikhi will left to one consciousness(surat). I heard this vak below which describe sikhi beautifully. I am not sure if its from bhai gurdas ji varan or who wrote this. But it sums it quite well: Gurmukh mukh bhagti, hirde gyan.
  20. We have IP match feature, so thanks for your concern. We do cross check each guest post ip address with our register member ip address to ensure there are no duplications. As far as your personal attack against satkiran goes, it won't be tolerated going fwd as she usually post her name at the end of guest post if she cannot login to the forum.
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