A couple weeks ago, Claire sent me a link to an article, as she sometimes does. This article contained a graph that showed over the last 120 years of the frequency of what are called “Deaths of Despair.” [Graph shown below.] “Deaths of Despair” are the combination of...
Talk by Ravi Logan Acharya Ravi Logan recalls his experience being initiated into yogic meditation in Seattle during the fall of 1970. He reflects on what initiation, or Diksha in Sanskrit, means as the beginning of a spiritual practice. He introduces the...
“Humanity should unite in concerted care for the ecosystem upon which we all depend. Around the world Latin America and Asia have a much greater concern about climate change than does North America or China. We should remain vigilant in watching those vested interests who would sow the seeds of confusion in order to preserve their economic supremacy.”
“I don’t remember a summer like this. It has been in the 90’s (30’s Celsius) every day for the past month. That, and the Ohio humidity, make working in the garden enjoyable only in the early morning and evening this July. The heat has been oppressive. But today I am hoping that we will be blessed with an afternoon thunderstorm that will extinguish the heat and provide a good show of nature’s pyrotechnics: thunder and lightning.”
“Through mantra, through visualization, or through various systematic processes of ideation…there is an active effort to concentrate the mind, to withdraw from the senses, and to turn the mind inwards in ideation upon the Great.”
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Violence is spilling into the streets. Do you have a comment on this?The anger and frustration have been building up for some time.
People need to be comforted and inspired. Primary discomfort comes from mental and emotional disturbance, and this is cured with surrender.