Download and read online Self Meditation in PDF and EPUB The creator of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and Instant Karma offers a comprehensive and accessible list of hundreds of meditation practices and techniques that can be done during the course of one's everyday life, drawing on such spiritual practices as Zen, yoga, Sufism, and insight meditation. Original.
Download and read online Self Meditation in PDF and EPUB Don’t self-medicate—self-meditate. In a book of thousands of entries, written in the abundant, winningly positive way that’s helped her books sell over 1.5 million copies, Barbara Ann Kipfer shows just how we can—and should—meditate anytime, anywhere, and reap the evergrowing list of benefits associated with this practice. Created by the author who brought us 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, and The Wish List, SELF MEDITATION is a compulsive, instantly accessible list of hundreds and hundreds of meditation practices that can be done during the course of our daily lives. You don’t need to go to a mountain retreat, renounce meat, or walk through coals on the soles of your feet—here’s a meditation to have with a cup of tea. A waiting-in-line meditation. Meditations while reading, eating, doing sit-ups, working, shopping, or finding yourself stuck in a traffic jam (especially while stuck in a traffic jam). There are breaths to take and praises to give, and throughout, ways to slow down and finally smell the roses—or hear the crickets—or see the stars. Drawn from spiritual practices as varied as Zen, yoga, Sufism, and insight meditation, it’s a delicious spiritual tonic that includes meditation basics, mantras and koans, tips, and more. A completely portable guide, so that at any moment of the day or night, we can all catch our inner breath.
Download and read online Waking Dreaming Being in PDF and EPUB A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the “I” as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate—either in the waking state or in a lucid dream—we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as “me.” We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness the dissolution of the self with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life’s profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.
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Download and read online Meditation The Way of Self Realization in PDF and EPUB Book & CD. A real master will not try to convince you of the truth, but he will definitely persuade you towards it. A master can only help you in removing the obstacles so that meditation happens! The purpose of this book is to expose you to the path of Great Masters like Buddha, Nanak, Jesus, Mohammed and other flowers like Socrates, Heraclitus, Lau Tzu, Lei Tzu, Krishna, Ramakrishna, Raman, Osho, etc. The names are many more; only one has to be prepared for the journey. Your body is the temple of the unknown. It is a miracle of the unknown! The harmony that the body creates may become the door to inner harmony! Breathing is the alphabet of the body and through it one is easily bridged to meditation. One only has to be aware of it! One simply is! No thinking. No feeling. This is the ultimate experience of bliss! Beyond this there is nothing! This is the eternal search! You have arrived home! This is meditation! The audio CD leads you through Guided Meditation.
Download and read online Self Awareness Through Meditation in PDF and EPUB SELF AWARENESS—ULTIMATE GOAL OF LIFE Ancient spiritual teachers and enlightened spirits have ordained that to know the self is the ultimate goal of one's life. Lord Mahavir said, "One who knows one (self), knows everything else". "One who is awake or aware of the self is the real saint (Muni) and the one who is not awake is not a saint (Amuni”. Socrates and Jesus Christ also said, "Know Thyself". This also means to know and to be aware of the self. Maharshi Patanjali of Yoga fame says, "To be in oneself is 'Kaivalya', the highest gnana (wisdom)." Lord Buddha said, "To end the suffering, you set up yourself in constant awareness. Constant Awareness is enlightenment.". Self-Knowledge- End of Conflict and Suffering According to J. Krishnamurti, one of the most enlightened souls of the twentieth century, self-awareness is the beginning and the end of life. Conflict and suffering exist as long as I do not understand myself. Therefore, understanding self is much more important than knowing how to overcome sorrow and conflict. Most of us are totally unaware of ourselves. We do not observe our own thoughts and feelings The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-Knowledge has no end. It is an endless river. IMPORTANCE OF 'PRESENT' According to Nisargadatta Maharaj, present has the stamp of reality because I am always now, in the present and what is with me now shares in my reality. The past is in memory, the future in imagination." To know one's real self is bliss, to forget-is sorrow. The real is beyond the mind. Seeing the false as false is meditation. This must go on all the time. Exercise in discrimination between the true and the false and renunciation of the false is meditation. Do not undervalue attention (Dhyana). It means interest and also love. Self-remembrance and self-realization are two aspects of the same state. Self-remembrance is in the mind, self-realization is beyond the mind. The obstacles to clear perception of one's true being are desire for pleasure and fear of pain. It is the pleasure-pain motivation that stands in the way. What is the root of the pain? Ignorance of self. What is the root of desire? The urge to find self. All creation toils for its self and will not rest until it returns to it. Harmlessness is most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless. According to Eckhart Tolle, the author of “The Power of Now”, The greatest difficulty in experiencing reality (or having self awareness) is "the identification with mind”. The incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from being (the self). Thinking has become a disease. Mind is a superb instrument, if used rightly. When it is out of our control, it is a disease. As you go more deeply into this realm of no-mind, you realize the state of pure consciousness in which "you are highly alert and aware but not thinking”. This is the essence of meditation. “NOW” – THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF LIFE Pain is self-created till the unobserved mind runs your life. The greater part of the human pain is avoidable. The pain that you create now is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. "Make 'Now' the primary focus of your life. Say yes to life-and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. This will miraculously transform your whole life." Attaining self-awareness is the objective of life and through meditation one can learn the art of living in the present with full awareness. Present is the most important thing. The past, being in memory, and the futur
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Download and read online Mandalas for Meditation in PDF and EPUB Intrinsically beautiful, mandalas make wonderful tools for self-reflection, meditation, and self-therapy—especially these basic mandalas for coloring and using in various rituals and exercises. Draw on them to treat depression, midlife crises, and even physical complaints. Harmonize your energy flow, improve concentration and relaxation, and gain strength from your own center.
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