Meditation


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Look as is for the First Time

We all know what it means to see as if for the first time, but it usually takes something special to happen, some significant event, before we do it. What if, with practice, we could look with fresh eyes more often?   “We look at things always with old eyes. You...

Everybody seems to be meditating these days – it seems anything can be called a meditation, and the benefits are almost fantastic. We can all become super effective, improve our brains, beings and our work and our relationships improve incredibly and our creativity blossoms and … does that sound almost...

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“Sex does not rear its head as soon as a child is born. There is still time for that. The body gathers energy, the cells gain strength, and the day comes when the body is fully ready. The energy will slowly muster itself, and then it will push open...

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The Art of Transcending Time

Growing old is not the same as growing up. We grow old in time; we grow up in the moment. “Man is born to achieve life, but it all depends on him. He can miss it. He can go on breathing, he can go on eating, he can go on...

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It’s old-fashioned to think about meditation as retirement activity. Youth is the time of rebellion, and meditation is the only real rebellion. “Youth is the best time for inner transformation because youth is the most flexible time. Children are more flexible than young people, but they are not so understanding....

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Why Are Men So Afraid of Women?

Dear Madam President, a book by Hillary Clinton’s former Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri, is at the top of the Amazon bestseller list. In it Palmieri argues that all the confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, and rejection experienced by the Clinton campaign presents an opportunity to reimagine what it means...

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“The education that has prevailed in the past is very insufficient, incomplete, superficial. It only creates people who can earn their livelihood but it does not give any insight into living itself. It is not only incomplete, it is harmful too – because it is based on competition. “Any type...

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Meditation for Politicians

Nelson Mandela, the legendary South African leader, was once asked how he kept himself from hating his tormentors. Mandela answered, “Hating clouds the mind… leaders can’t afford to hate.” I wish more politicians had this wisdom. It was an enigma for everyone close to him how he did not...

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Euthanasia Is Our Birthright

“Euthanasia, or the freedom to choose your death, should be accepted as a birthright of every human being. "A limit can be put to it, for example, seventy-five years. After the age of seventy-five the hospitals should be ready to help anybody who wants to get rid of their body....

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Love Yourself and Watch

Self-love is one of those things that has been frowned upon as self-indulgence or vanity, a character flaw to be whispered about, discouraged, even corrected, and it’s only relatively recently that it’s come to be accepted as an essential ingredient for mental health. Here Osho speaks about what happens when...