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Very good article that will never be part of the nursing curriculum. Too true.August 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm #14305August 10, 2014 at 1:29 am #14342
EXPANDING MIND – THE YOGA OF PSI
Dean Radin PodcastAugust 15, 2014 at 4:38 am #14437
People believe in Jehovah, Allah or Krishna. Anyone ever seen them? –
Said the shaman, No, but I have seen their mom and dad, grandparents, and the sun is also seen.August 16, 2014 at 11:23 pm #14467
Logistics QuotationsAugust 19, 2014 at 2:45 am #14519August 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm #14559
Better known by his initials, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar is one of the world’s best-known yoga gurus.August 25, 2014 at 2:28 am #14637August 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm #14711August 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm #14719August 28, 2014 at 8:11 pm #14720
It is common practice for a monk to abstain from eating meat. Once a young monk sat to dinner with Ryōkan and watched him eat fish. When asked why, Ryōkan replied, “I eat fish when it’s offered, but I also let the fleas and flies feast on me [when sleeping at night]. Neither bothers me at all.”
It is said Ryōkan only slept with most of his body inside of a mosquito net so that he would not hurt the bugs outside.
Ryōkan was fond of rice wine and would sometimes drink it to excess. “I send one of the children to buy some country wine/ And after I’m drunk, toss off a few lines of calligraphy.”
Ryōkan attended the midsummer Bon Festivals. Because he was a monk, he would normally be unable to attend, but sneaked in disguised as a woman.
Ryōkan hated waste, and so any food that he was offered that he did not eat, he put into a little pot. Over time, the food rotted and became filled with maggots and other bugs. When warned against eating it, all Ryōkan said was, “No, no, it’s all right. I let the maggots escape before I eat it and it tastes just fine!”
One evening a thief visited Ryōkan’s hut at the base of the mountain only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryōkan returned and caught him. “You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.” The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away. Ryōkan sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon.” This story may be an interpretation of an account mentioned by Ryōkan in a haiku:
The thief left it behind:
at my window.August 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm #14722September 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm #14767September 3, 2014 at 8:12 am #14776
DISPATCHES FROM OCCUPIED TERRITORY – OF OPEN MINDS AND CLOSED PEOPLE
This is the second in a series of fictional explorations into an individual’s awakening to the suddenly unfamiliar world around her while still engulfed in the day to day insanity. These short stories in letter form are intended for the more sensitive and inquisitive reader who wants to look more deeply within and explore in depth their beliefs and perceptions and, most importantly, how they can cope in a world gone frighteningly mad. It is the author’s hope to accomplish this by way of an intimate and revealing first person correspondence between two long time friends as they discuss their ongoing trials, tribulations and revelations.
Even though most of us come to Zero Hedge to learn, laugh, share and even rant, ultimately many of us are all alone as we cope with our awakening. While Tyler & Company do an excellent job deconstructing the insanity, rarely is our day to day emotional and psychological battering discussed. Most of us long for someone we can talk to and learn from without being judged or ridiculed. I offer the following occasional series as a small step in that direction.September 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm #14785
“God gave me a moment with my mother remembering who I was”September 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm #14787September 9, 2014 at 4:51 am #14805
It is said to have been founded by a peasant, Daniil Filippovich, (or Filippov), of Kostroma. The Khlysty renounced priesthood, holy books and veneration of the saints (excluding the Theotokos). They believed in a possibility of direct communication with the Holy Spirit and of His embodiment in living people. Curiously enough, they allowed their members to attend Orthodox churches. The central idea of Khlystys’ ideology was to practice asceticism. Khlysty practiced the attainment of divine grace for sin in ecstatic rituals (called радéния, or radeniya) that were rumored to sometimes turn into sexual orgies.Flagellation was also rumored, possibly due to the similarity of their name to the word for “whip”.
Secret Khlysty cells existed throughout pre-revolutionary Russia (with approximately 40,000 followers in total); they were most common in the factories of thePerm district. Each cell was normally led by a male and a female leader, who were called the “Christ” and the “Mother of God” respectively. The cells themselves were referred to as ‘Arks’ among members and messages were carried between them clandestinely in order to facilitate communication. They were often subject to persecution and perceived as a subversive element by the nineteenth century Russian authorities and ecclesiastical bodies.September 9, 2014 at 8:47 am #14812September 9, 2014 at 8:49 am #14813September 13, 2014 at 3:36 pm #14845September 13, 2014 at 9:11 pm #14850
Don’t know if I like this “guru”, he was a disciple of Osho, and I don’t like Osho.
But he is direct and to the point. And this clip about the reality of work environments is amusing 🙂September 14, 2014 at 7:34 am #14851
All very cynical and AmericanSeptember 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm #14862September 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm #14863September 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm #14866
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