Suffering from chronic pain ??

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‘THE DIVIDED MIND’

by Dr.Sarno

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What is TMS?

We so often attribute the symptom of physical pain to a physical movement or injury not knowing the reality that the person’s brain decides that time is ripe now and chooses a certain movement to initiate the pain because the person will assume that it stems from an injury, not a brain-generated physical condition that caused the pain. Keep Reading

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Understanding India – Part 1

Understanding India - Part 1

‘Chaos often breeds life while Order creates habit.’ This statement from the famous historian Henry Adams has a lot to tell. A few weeks back, on his return from Japan, Pujya Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakar was sharing how the whole country appeared so morose as if it has gone into a mass mourning till date ever since the Hirosima episode.

He explained that this was simply because of too much order. Everything is right about Japan and that is the whole problem. When everything is right, the whole process becomes very mechanical, very robot-like.

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THE WAY OF ZEN

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‘The way of zen’

By Alan Watts

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INADEQUACY OF LINEAR METHODS

My conventionally edited version of my past is made to seem almost more the real ‘me’ than what I am at this moment. For what I am seems to be so fleeting and intangible but what I was is fixed and final. It is the firm basis for predictions about what I will be in the future. So it comes about that I am more closely identified with what no longer exists than with what actually is. Keep Reading

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ADVAIT VEDANTA

Advait Vedanta

(as understood through the book ‘What is Advaita’ by K.Sankarnarayan)

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WHAT IS REALITY ?

‘Brahm Satya Jagat Mithya’ is an oft-repeated sentence most spiritualists would have heard. It is generally translated as ‘God is real; world is an illusion’. However, there is a confusion of sorts here.

First of all, let us look at what ‘reality’ or ‘truth’ is : Keep Reading

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On the Subtle Art of Dharma

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‘The difficulty of being good: On the subtle art of Dharma’
by Gurcharan Das

On the Subtle Art of Dharma

Dharma is a complex word and is untranslatable. It means variously virtue, duty and law, but is chiefly concerned with doing the right thing. Duty, goodness, justice, law and custom all have something to do with it, but they all fall short.

Dharma refers to ‘balance’ – both moral balance and cosmic balance. It is the order and balance within each human being which is also reflected in the order of the cosmsos. It is the moral law that sustains the society, the individual and the world. It is the discipline of ordered existence. Keep Reading

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