Mind is not a thing. It is a process of minding, thinking. Its basic nature is to fragment the consciousness.
Mind is a like a crowd of politicians giving many self contradictory speeches at the same time. This crowd in the mind is not a fixed crowd but a changing crowd. Continue reading
The raw food movement is “mushrooming” as classes and events are “sprouting” up across the globe, “cultivating” a large number of raw-curious people wondering why any sane person would cease to cook their food. This article is meant to “plant a seed” of basic reasons why one might consider including a greater number of foods in their natural state of grace and in part two, why becoming vegan is the only option for healing our planet, whether we choose cooked or raw. Continue reading
This is a wonderful restorative yoga pose for times when energy feels low, or sluggish. This pose is very relaxing, and yet leaves you feeling refreshed and rested after just a few moments.
1. Stack 2 or 3 blankets, and place them about 2 feet from the wall. (or closer of your legs are shorter) Place 2 blocks, or a few books against the wall.
2. Sit in the center of the blankets, and place your feet on the blocks. Lie down so that your shoulder blades are on the floor, your heels are on the blocks, and the soles of your feet are on the wall. You may need to adjust the distance from the wall a few times to get yourself in the right position. The neck should feel very comfortable, with no pressure on it at all. Continue reading
Dan Buttner’s The Blue Zones (National Geographic Society, 2008) is a great read for those wanting to keep up with the science of aging but not wanting to read the associated academic journals. In the early 2000s, the National Geographic Society sent a team of longevity experts to those 4 slender geographic areas of the world where people are much more likely to attain the age of 100, in good health, than all other places on earth. The areas are Loma Linda, CA, USA (virtually all 7th-Day Adventists); the Nicoyan peninsula in Costa Rica; the interior hill country of Sardinia; and the northern interior of Okinawa. Though difficult to parse out, the teams found commonalities among these 4 Blue Zones and assessed that longevity was a function of these factors: Continue reading
In 1985 on a visit to family in Australia I was on Bondi Beach, where I ate a hamburger. I fell asleep on the beach and had a strange dream that I was a cow. I saw the whole process of the slaughterhouse, including fear, smells, noises, terror, cruel treatment etc.
It was a horrifying nightmare and I awoke saying aloud ‘They know, they know they are to be cruelly slaughtered’. That day I became a vegetarian. I had always said that if I ever really thought about the morality of eating meat, I would probably stop. Continue reading
Can Self-Realization and Physical Immortality co-exist? Continue reading
“Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.”
Dr. Hans Selye, also called Dr. Stress Continue reading
By the estimate of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, as much as 5-12% of the US population suffers from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD). Common therapies such as ice, chewing on softer foods and temporary pain drugs may bring some relief, but if you are one of the 15% of the above number that develops chronic TMJD, you surely know that these therapies are like giving massage to a wooden leg. Continue reading
When it comes to teeth and other related problems, there is a tendency to treat locally and symptomatically only. Is that going to have long-lasting results? One of my mottos is that if a problem took a few years to develop, it is rather important to stress that it will likely take at least a few months to resolve. Consistent herbal care will offer those long-term results, especially if combined with lifestyle changes. Continue reading