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...]

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The Water Rich vs the Water Poor: Inequalities of Water usage and Availability (Infographic)

Did you know that a 5 minute shower of a person in a developed world uses MORE water than a person in a slum of a poor country uses in an entire day?The inequalities of water usage and supply are many and mind-boggling.  This is an excellent infographic to remind us of some of them.  … [Read more...]

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Meteor Stone bought from Morocco is from Mars; has evidence of water in Martian crust

Jay Piatek - a meteorite enthusiast - was in Morocco and he found a stone that was supposed to have been from a meteorite.  He bought the - weighing less than a pound - stone and sent it to the researchers in University of New Mexico to analyze it.  Their analysis came up with some really interesting insights and finds.  Unlike other samples collected by Martian rovers, this stone seemed to be from Martian crust as opposed to the mantle!   And, it showed evidence of Water as well! The meteor seem … [Read more...]

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The Confessions Of A Hydrophobic!

There I was standing in front of a pool.... completely struck by fear of water. At that moment that pool of water (in which my friends had alrady jumped in) looked like my destiny to me. As if telling me "jump in girl or I am gonna make your foot slip and then you will know what I am capable of !"I was cursing myself to have come to this water park. My friends were shouting at me, I knew I was playing a spoil sport... or may No .... may be because of me they were having a whale of a … [Read more...]

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