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


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...]

Mindful Meditation relieves Chronic Inflammatory Ailments like Arthirities, Asthma etc

We all know that Meditative techniques help relieve chronic ailments.  Now, a study by University of Wisconsin underscores that by doing a "controlled" study, where other therapeutic factors, like supportive social interaction, expert instruction, or learning new skills were kept out of the measurements. People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma -- in which psychological stress plays a major role -- may benefit from … [Read more...]

How is Zen different from Yoga?

Someone asks Sadhguru about the different between Zen meditation techniques and Yoga as taught in Isha Yoga programs. Sadhguru discusses what the difference it is. … [Read more...]

The Future of Humanity: a dialog between J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm

Here is an amazing discussion between Jiddu Krishnamurti, arguably one of the Greatest philosophers of the 20th century and David Bohm, the Nobel Laureate in Physics.  The dialog is on "Future of Humanity".   Related articles from External SourcesFrom an interview with David Bohm What can we do in this world? (J. Krishnamurti) Observing from a Quiet Mind - Krishnamurti Living Wholeness: J. Krishnamurti David Bohm, Compassion and Understanding Changes of Mind (1/3): a … [Read more...]

Can the Mind ever be Quiet?

Someone is questioning about how to quieten the mind. How his mind "runs" away all over the place. Sadhguru looks at the question very directly and incisively within his usual witty wisdom.   … [Read more...]

What can we do in this world? (J. Krishnamurti)

J. Krishnamurti is always profound in whatever he speaks of and about.  Here he discusses what we need to do in this world? You must take a plunge into the water, not knowing how to swim.Meditation is one of the most extraordinary things, and if you do not know what it is you are like the blind man in a world of bright color, shadows and moving light. It is not an intellectual affair, but when the heart enters into the mind, the mind has quite a different quality; it is really, then, … [Read more...]

Is Meditation just a brain exercise?

A person has seen a study where the scientists studying Buddhist Monks have seen excessive Gamma Rays and certain areas light (that are aligned with Love, Compassion etc) up in their brain.  He wants to know if Meditation is a just an exercise of brain?  Sadhguru goes on to drill into the very understanding of Love, Compassion etc.   Related articles from External SourcesMeditation increases happiness. Change your Mind Change your Brain: The Inner Buddhist monk is the world's h … [Read more...]

Is Getting Rich Worth it? Read an Insightful Answer

Some questions are interesting and often asked by people who don't have enough experience.  When I came across this question and the answer, I just marvelled at the insights of this person.  It is worth reading the whole answer.The question is - Is Getting Rich worth it?  And the answer is by Regis Chapman, a Yoga and Meditation teacher.  I would highly recommend reading the answers by others as well, specially by two people who got rich and their experience of it. Having grown up in a sort of … [Read more...]