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There is still hope for our world

Mani_Chennai

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Here is an interesting article that may help people without worrying about dogmas:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/...itation-stress-anxiety-calm-Haemin-Sunim.html

Buddhist teacher offers five simple steps to quiet your mind and

soothe your stress any time of year.​

Haemin Sunim© Seyhen Jo.

By Tara Parker-Pope Dec. 10, 2019

The Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim remembers the moment he discovered the power of self-care. He was a frustrated graduate student when a trusted friend told him the solution was to “be good to yourself first — then to others.”

“I had never once thought properly of caring for myself or loving myself,” he writes in his latest book, “Love for Imperfect Things,” which is to come out in paperback in February. “We consider it good to be good to others, but don’t forget that you have a responsibility to be good to yourself first.”

Haemin Sunim (Sunim is the term used to address a Buddhist monk in Korea) has taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and continues to espouse the power of self-care through Buddhist teachings. He has amassed more than one million followers on Twitter and become an international best-selling author who guides his readers on managing stress and overcoming the challenges of everyday life.

The obvious forms of self-care are exercising, eating well and getting enough sleep. But self-care also means taking time for yourself to manage stress and practicing self-compassion, along with mindfulness and meditation techniques.

Most of us already know that self-care is good for us. Research shows that people who practice self-care have better quality of life, are admitted less frequently to a hospital, and live longer than those who report poor self-care.

While self-care is a simple concept, it can be remarkably difficult to enact. It may feel selfish or too time-consuming to focus on your own needs, and many of us don’t know where or how to start. Haemin Sunim suggests a simple five-step plan to give yourself the gift of self-care this holiday season.
Breathe
Start by just taking a deep breath. Become mindful of your breathing. You’ll notice that when you begin, your breathing is shorter and more shallow, but as you continue, your breathing becomes deeper. Take just a few minutes each day to focus on your breathing. “As my breathing becomes much deeper and I’m paying attention to it, I feel much more centered and calm,” Haemin Sunim said. “I feel I can manage whatever is happening right now.”
Accept
Acceptance — of ourselves, our feelings and of life’s imperfections — is a common theme in “Love for Imperfect Things.” The path to self-care starts with acceptance, especially of our struggles. “If we accept the struggling self, our state of mind will soon undergo a change,” Haemin Sunim writes. “When we regard our difficult emotions as a problem and try to overcome them, we only struggle more. In contrast, when we accept them, strangely enough our mind stops struggling and suddenly grows quiet. Rather than trying to change or control difficult emotions from the inside, allow them to be there, and your mind will rest.”
Write
Begin to practice acceptance through a simple writing exercise. Write down the situation you must accept and all that you are feeling. Write down the things in your life that are weighing on you, and the things you need to do. “Rather than trying to carry those heavy burdens in your heart or your head, you see clearly on paper what it is you need to do,” Haemin Sunim said. Whether the issue is work, family demands or holiday stress, the goal is to leave it all on the paper. Now go to bed and when you wake up, choose the easiest task on the list to complete. “In the morning, rather than resisting, I will simply do the easiest thing I can do from the list,” Haemin Sunim said. “Once I finish the easiest task, it’s much easier to work on the second.”


Talk
Never underestimate the value of meaningful conversation for your well-being. Make time on a regular basis for a close, nonjudgmental friend. “If you feel frustrated or angry, look for a close friend and buy them coffee or lunch or dinner,” Haemin Sunim said. “Choose someone who will listen without any kind of judgment.” Talking through your feelings will give you insights into your own needs. “You already know the answer,” Haemin Sunim said. “It’s just that you haven’t had the opportunity to clearly relive the story. Once the story is released, you can see it more objectively, and you will know what it is you need to do.”
Walk
One of the easiest ways to care for yourself is to take a walk. Just walking, Haemin Sunim said, can distract your mind and create space between you and whatever is causing stress in your life. “Walking can be an incredible resource for healing,” Haemin Sunim said. “When you sit around thinking about upsetting things, it will not help you. If you start walking, our physical energy changes and rather than dwelling on that story, you can pay attention to nature — a tree trunk, a rock. You begin to see things more objectively, and oftentimes that stress within your body will be released simply by walking.”

Haemin Sunim said he wrote his first book, “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down,” after teaching students at Hampshire College and answering their questions about managing the stress in their lives. He said his ultimate goal in writing “Love for Imperfect Things” was to guide readers to a path of self-care and acceptance.

“The main point is how to accept yourself when you are living in a world striving for perfection all the time,” he said. “Even if you feel there are many things in your life that are imperfect, if you look at them in a compassionate way, you discover that imperfection, in and of itself, is beautiful and has meaning.”

Tara Parker-Pope is the founding editor of Well, The Times’s award-winning consumer health site. She won an Emmy in 2013 for the video series “Life, Interrupted” and is the author of “For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage.” @taraparkerpope
 
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sravna

sravna

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Everyone is talking of energy crisis and ways to generate enough energy for the future. Yes the physical sources are finite. One needs to be extremely creative if one wants to sustain on physical sources. But what about mental and spiritual energy? Aren't they inexhaustible? As long as there are humans the energy will exist.

According to our scriptures physical energy is projection from mental and spiritual energy. So theoretically it is possible to create physical energy from mental and spiritual energy by what I call as projection technology. That is simulating projection done by nature.

What is projection? It is obtaining a lower level disconnected energy such as physical energy from a higher level more connected mental or spiritual energy.

Actually we are not disconnecting but hiding or veiling the connetedness. Can we do it? I think it is possible. Ideas on this welcome.
 
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sravna

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Projection technology would catapult the nature of technology to real big league technology. I think it will go very far in helping us understand nature.
 
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sravna

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A very simple and first hand experience of projection and de projection is the kundalini rising. Whenever the sushumna channel is blocked that is when projection happens because connectedness hidden, the body is easily perceived as less spiritual or more physical. Similarly when sushumna nadi is freed that is connectedness restored again body this time is easily perceived and becomes spiritual. The above is my first hand experience observed so many times.

So basically when there is already physical energy available projection can be done by using it to block the channel. Similarly when spiritual energy exists it can be used to assimilate physical energy and clear the channel and cause de projection.

But the question remains how projection happens without physical energy?
 

prasad1

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The law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed - only converted from one form of energy to another. This means that a system always has the same amount of energy unless it's added from the outside. This is particularly confusing in the case of non-conservative forces, where energy is converted from mechanical energy into thermal energy, but the overall energy does remain the same. The only way to use energy is to transform energy from one form to another.



“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”​


― Einstein
 
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sravna

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Within the physical world or within physical energy it holds true. But I believe energy is hidden by removing the synergy when projecting for example from a higher level energy such as mental energy to a lower level energy such as physical energy.

In the same way energy is created or unveiled when de projecting physical energy to mental energy.

So it seems. I assume based on my experience there is mental and spiritual energy. The creation or destruction of energy as stated above needs a very good study.
 
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sravna

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Happened to read the following

Your talent takes you to the top but your behaviour determines how long you stay there

Sounds very true. There are also extremely talented people almost unique who are not recognised and even face a very negative attitude of others because of jealousy. History shows many of them

So I have framed a different funny quote for them

Talent may take you to the bottom but your behaviour determines how long you stay there.
 
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sravna

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To help you understand the spiritual energy level that has been attained by me now, consider this

If all the technology of all the countries were used to power all the energy that they could conceivably generate ever , even that will not be able to rise above my current spiritual energy level.

It could be the energy of the whole physical universe. Even that is not good enough I believe.

That seems to be the power of the spiritual energy a single human can generate.
 

prasad1

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Can mystical energies really be felt?

Actual energy, like gravity and the energy contained in food, is studied by scientists and its properties can be discovered, leading to predictions. But to come back to the “spiritual universal energy” of our local Reiki practitioner, the word “energy” can be mangled and appropriated. Many alternative medicine practitioners believe in a form of energy—alternatively called qi, prana or universal energy—that our body has and that they can manipulate, with no evidence of its existence. That doesn’t stop them from claiming they can feel it, unblock it, or balance it. But there is no evidence for the existence of this form of energy, and actual evidence that its believers can’t even feel it.

A nine-year-old girl, Emily Rosa, working with her parents and Dr. Stephen Barrett (who runs Quackwatch), designed an experiment in the late 1990s to test whether practitioners of therapeutic touch could actually detect the mysterious energy field they claimed surrounded the human body and which they said they could “repattern”. Fine, Rosa said: if that’s the case, you should be able to do it blind. So the practitioners were each sat in front of a large screen with cutouts at the bottom so they could slide their hands underneath it. Rosa hovered her hand over either the left or right hand of the practitioner. Said practitioner had to feel the little girl’s energy and say over which of their hand was Rosa’s own hand. This was repeated several times with a total of 21 practitioners, and the end result was that they might as well have flipped a coin. They simply could not feel Rosa’s energy over their open hand, despite their claims.

There is real energy all around us, potential and kinetic energy scientists can measure, harness, and manipulate. But because of energy’s slippery nature—it’s a mathematical property of stuff, not a glowing orb—and because of our intuitions and wishful thinking, it’s a concept that lends itself well to pseudoscience. Trying to manipulate this non-scientific, mystical energy turns out to be, well, a waste of energy.

Take-home message:
- Energy cannot be easily defined, as it is not a thing so much as a number, a property that objects have in our universe
- Because of the abstract nature of energy, it has been used by many believers in alternative therapies but we should be skeptical of claims of the existence of “non-scientific” energies.

 

prasad1

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The believers​

A recent report may help to shed some light on why people continue to believe in psychic powers. The study tested believers and skeptics with the same level of education and academic performance and found that people who believe in psychic powers think less analytically. This means that they tend to interpret the world from a subjective personal perspective and fail to consider information critically.
 

renuka

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To help you understand the spiritual energy level that has been attained by me now, consider this

If all the technology of all the countries were used to power all the energy that they could conceivably generate ever , even that will not be able to rise above my current spiritual energy level.

It could be the energy of the whole physical universe. Even that is not good enough I believe.

That seems to be the power of the spiritual energy a single human can generate.
Dear Sravna,
I do keep an open mind regarding the unseen realms and unknown reality.

But why are you making a comparison that your energy is greater than everything else put togather in the Universe.

If one actually can align themselves with the Universal subtle energy one would not feel surges of a comparative kind ..one would just simply exist and not make comparisons.
One lives in the Golden Mean of not being on either end of the spectrum.

I wonder why you keep saying your energy is greater than everything else.

Again it sounds very Abrahamic..only they have the phrase.."God is greater than everything".

But fair enough if we say God is greater but a human??
 
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sravna

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Renuka,

Truths can be stated boldly. Sometimes it needs to be done forcefully. You are seeing in Shri. Prasad's post how much skeptical and cynical these so called rationalists are about spirituality. I do not mind. Truths cannot be maligned for long. They actually understand it is real and are terrified as they know the truth in my statement and the potential threat to their cosy existence of current knowledge. So they just want to stifle it whatever it takes.

I know they will retort with arguments of logic and rationality and categorise me as deluded. They have been and are trying to fool the innocent public. I pity them as the really bold and true seekers are open to any possibility of knowledge and don't hide behind anything and attack its emergence.

My challenge about rising above my energy level is open. I know there will be no takers but snide and malicious verbal attacks only.
 

renuka

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Renuka,

Truths can be stated boldly. Sometimes it needs to be done forcefully. You are seeing in Shri. Prasad's post how much skeptical and cynical these so called rationalists are about spirituality. I do not mind. Truths cannot be maligned for long. They actually understand it is real and are terrified as they know the truth in my statement and the potential threat to their cosy existence of current knowledge. So they just want to stifle it whatever it takes.

I know they will retort with arguments of logic and rationality and categorise me as deluded. They have been and are trying to fool the innocent public. I pity them as the really bold and true seekers are open to any possibility of knowledge and don't hide behind anything and attack its emergence.

My challenge about rising above my energy level is open. I know there will be no takers but snide and malicious verbal attacks only.
Dear Sravna,

I am aware that what you are saying is possible.
I have read in Autobiography of a Yogi where Paramahansa Yogananda gives accounts on how Mahavatar Babaji could just materialize a whole palace for Lahiri Mahasaya to dine just to get rid of a desire Lahiri had to eat in a palace.

I also read books by Shri M..he too talks about how the great saints can function at subtle level and combine elements.

Sufi texts too are full of these that the saint Qadri Jilani could create an alternate life experience for another person as in an alternate time zone.

I do get it that a subatomic level even time is bi directional..that is the past is also the future.

Interestingly in Arabic Quranic grammar the past tense is used when God speaks even of the future because the understanding is God is beyond time and what God says is also both the past and future for us in our time zone.

I keep an open mind and accept possibilities but its just that you do claim powers but honestly what do you really want to project?

With heightened power what do you intend to prove?
Why dont you write a book instead?

Wont that direct your thoughts and it may reach your target audience.
 
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sravna

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Dear Renuka,

Thank you for being open and progressive. I am doing preparatory work for using my capabilities for public good. I am really saddened that people are taken in by western propaganda defaming spirituality. People do not understand they are being deprived of using their own innate capabilities for significantly elevating their quality of life by some people's selfish interests.

Writing a book yes. But before that I prefer a direct public presence which can better influence and reach people.
 

renuka

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Dear Renuka,

Thank you for being open and progressive. I am doing preparatory work for using my capabilities for public good. I am really saddened that people are taken in by western propaganda defaming spirituality. People do not understand they are being deprived of using their own innate capabilities for significantly elevating their quality of life by some people's selfish interests.

Writing a book yes. But before that I prefer a direct public presence which can better influence and reach people.
Direct public presence is via social media or you tube.

But at the same time I do hope you remain grounded and to function about improving society and not focus too much on siddha powers.

I hope you do know that siddha powers can prove extremely distracting.
 
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sravna

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Direct public presence is via social media or you tube.

But at the same time I do hope you remain grounded and to function about improving society and not focus too much on siddha powers.

I hope you do know that siddha powers can prove extremely distracting.
Yes Renuka I agree
 

renuka

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Its sad to see good people who do so much for their country die.
Sad to hear about General Bipin Rawat and the rest who died in the helicopter crash.
A fiery death isnt easy and a painful one that too.

Om Shanti to all of them.
 
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sravna

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Its sad to see good people who do so much for their country die.
Sad to hear about General Bipin Rawat and the rest who died in the helicopter crash.
A fiery death isnt easy and a painful one that too.

Om Shanti to all of them.
It is not just sad to see good people dying. It is a great embarrassment that the top military officer of the country died in a helicopter crash.

God bless them all who put their lives at risk for the sake of the country.
 
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