Buddha and Ananda: Sit by the side of your Mind to be meditative

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There is a beautiful story form Buddha's life, which discusses the crux of being meditative.  Osho has explained it very well in this piece.  Worth reading.One day Buddha is passing by a forest. It is a hot summer day and he is feeling very thirsty. He says to Ananda, his chief disciple, "Ananda, you go back. Just three, four miles back we passed a small stream of water. You bring a little water -- take my begging bowl. I am feeling very thirsty and tired." He had become old.Ananda goes b … [Read more...]

Hinduism in China: Influence that goes back many millennia

Li San Long, a resident of Chedian village, offers prayers at the village shrine, which houses a deity that is believed to be one of the goddesses that the Tamil community in Quanzhou worshipped in the 13th century. (Credits: Ananth Krishnan and "The Hindu")

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA once said "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."  In Spiritual and Philosophical terms, that is very true.  You can either include the other in yourself by Conquering, or by Embrace.  What Hu Shih talks about was the inclusion by Embrace.For a world which is high on Religion, and which believes that philosophy is central to Spiritual pursuits (which is utter no … [Read more...]

Krishna and Sudama: Sudama’s gift was greater

Questioner : You say that persons like krishna don’t make friends nor do they make foes. Then how is it that he as a king comes running down to the gate of his palace to receive sudama, his poor old friend of childhood days and gives him all the wealth of the world in return for a handful of rice that his poor friend has brought as his present to him? Please shed some light on this special friendship between Krishna and Sudama.Osho : It is not a special kind of friendship, it is just a f … [Read more...]

Why is a society of Sunny Leones, Power-Money, Ramdev/Hazare-bashing so clueless about the Rape Epidemic?

When Gautam Buddha was setting up his Sangha, he admitted only male monks.  He is supposed to have said that if he admits women as well, his spiritual path that he was offering, will remain spiritually active for about 700-800 years.  With male only students, it will remain active for over 2500 years.Even Buddha didn't trust his own monks beyond a certain limit.And that was in isolation, with hard spiritual sadhanas and austerities.India of today has porn stars like Sunny Leone, Poonam P … [Read more...]

Spiritual Question: Is Time Travel Possible?

One person has heard about a Himalayan Yogi who has appeared in the mountains for thousands of years.  He is curious if someone can travel across time?  Can someone come back into future from past.  Sadhguru looks at this questions and answers in ways that are difficult to experience for us normally.  But Intriguing. … [Read more...]

Dharma is God – Eternal, Intelligent, and Non-distinguishing

Buddham Sharnam Gachhami, Dharmam Sharnam Gachhami (Come to the Shelter of Buddha. Come to the Shelter of Dharma); . Surrender to the Lord. Tera bhaana meetha laage. Arjun, surrender to me completely.Niyam, Dharma, Law, Lord, Hukum, Cosmic Flow, Cosmic law - these are words used for just one thing. That, which Stephen Hawkins wants us believe is the Law of Creation sans a Creator. Just that those who articulated the above phrases called this law as the Creator! For them, law was the … [Read more...]


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