Toasts to the Idiots

These are the 21 categories of Idiot that Gurdjieff used to toast his disciples with. The Idiot’s Names 1. ordinary  2. super 3. arch 4. hopeless 5. compassionate 6. squirming 7. square 8. round 9. zigzag  10. enlightened  11. doubting  … Continue reading

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The Importance of Music and Saint Cecilia

I am increasingly alarmed,  and at a personal level much disheartened by the attacks on music, and banning of it,  within some forms of Islam.  (Sufism excepted). One must also not forget that music was virtually banned in the UK … Continue reading

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Negative Thinking, Arhata Opines

Arhata gives a view on Negative Thinking Arhata leads an admirable street Freedom of Speech movement, now in Washington state, USA It’s ok to be negative …sorta! Reset the brain! In the brain is a thing called ‘the mind’. The … Continue reading

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WHY BIOFEEDBACK DEVICES CANNOT SHORTCUT MEDITATION by Swaram  ( Neurons in the brain communicate with each other via electric impulses which fluctuate rhythmically. Using EEG technology (electroencephalogram), it is possible to monitor these patterns, called brain waves. Interestingly, scientists have … Continue reading

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Memory: a Tool for Unburdening the Mind

By Amrit Sadhana who is in the management team of Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune   (This article appeared first in the Asian Age.) Memory has been a highly important faculty of the human brain, so much so that it is … Continue reading

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