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“…to see a World in a Chopstick… and Eternity in a Revelation”: Exploring Truth and Value in Quarantine and Beyond

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Yes, I know. William Blake said it very differently. But does that mean he saw it any differently from my title? Here is a fragment of Blake’s wildly famous poem, Auguries of Innocence, assumed to have been written in 1803; as relevant today as it was then, if not more given our current global predicament. The poem contains a series of paradoxes which speak of innocence juxtaposed with evil and corruption: To see a World […]

TRANSCENDENCE: Moving from Fear to LOVE; Self-isolation and a Possible Antidote… and Can Yogis FLY?

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“She loves you, yeah, yeah… She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah…” Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by the Beatles for release as a single in 1963, the song, “She loves you”, in the case of the Beatles, might have probably better been titled “He loves you”. John, Paul, George and Ringo became enamoured with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma, on January 12, 1917, in Raipur, India, as much as Maharishi […]

I AM THE BANANA! and Other Baba Muktananda-Inspired Kriy-A-HA’s

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While the rest of the world at large is on high alert for more than several well-founded reasons; quarantined, working from home by choice, or let’s hope not down with “the flu”, let’s take a moment to remember, or realize, that if you should, all of a sudden, ecstatically scream out loud, “I AM THE BANANA!” during meditation, two things: You would not be the first, and… You wouldn’t be wrong. Let’s start with number […]

An Homage, With Immense Gratitude, to Meditation Pioneers in the West

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We indeed have much to be grateful for to the Mahavatars and Master Teachers who braved the often harsh scrutiny of the uninitiated – and unenlightened – to share with us all, the priceless gifts the practice of meditation – and yoga – offers. They were also the recipients of immense gratitude and praise from those whose life paths were irrevocably altered and illumined for eternity by the gift of their wisdom; A wisdom and […]

2020: Celebrating Paramahansa Yogananda and 100 Years of Meditation in the West

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There’s no denying what’s in those eyes. And they get me every time. If you haven’t already read Autobiography of a Yogi, you might consider putting it at the top of your reading list. Seriously. I came across it in the early 80’s when I discovered that I was “ripe”, as my meditating friends then described me, meaning that I dove into meditation like I had never got out of the pool in the first […]

Meditate, Heal, Create, Repeat: Your Portal to Bliss Awaits!

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“I have a vision where all people are at peace, free of illness and suffering, and they are fed and housed… A world where every child is loved, nurtured and able to learn and develop their talents… Where the heart is more important than the intellect and wisdom is sought over wealth… A world where equality, fairness and compassion rule… A world where all nature is revered and honoured; animals are treated with the utmost […]

Pineal Secrets Revealed and “The 21 Sense Salute” Through Interoception

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If you were taught in school that humans have 5 senses, taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing, you’re 16 short of a 21 Sense Salute. Or possibly even 28. It all started, perhaps, with Aristotle’s De Anima, Book II. Chapters 7 through 11 were expressly devoted to the exploration of the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, and they molded our historical perception of our sensory capabilities. Beyond the 5 “traditional” Aristotelean senses, […]

Why Meditation is Like Cultivating a Garden & Do Cats Meditate?

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Yes, I know it’s only February in “We the North”, and we have quite some time to go before we see the likes of crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, or even one tiny tulip, push its way up through the frosty loam to receive its first kiss from the sun. There is, however, a kind of garden we can cultivate all year long, no matter where we lay our hats. It is the garden within, cultivated through […]

Why Meditation.Works: The Infinite Power of a New Perspective

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Thank you for joining me on the meditation journey of a lifetime! Welcome, once again, to the NEW Meditation.Works Blog Spot, where it’s a whole new world of meditation, brought to you Meditation.Works style! Last week I talked about the“Gotta GO, Gotta DO!” mindset we’ve been conditioned to believe is essential to a life well lived – NOT! – and the resultant, mostly discordant 100,000 thoughts that go careening through our minds every day like […]

Gotta GO! Gotta DO! The Insanity of the Human “DOING”

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Thank you for joining me on the meditation journey of a lifetime! Welcome, once again, to the NEW Meditation.Works Blog Spot, where it’s a whole new world of meditation, brought to you Meditation.Works style! That “Gotta GO, Gotta DO!” thinking and the 100,000 thoughts that go careening through our minds every day like balls of whizzing snakes – keep us enslaved by the illusion that we’re actually human “DOINGS” and not human “BEINGS”. It was […]