Let us THINK : By Dr.King (Author of books on Yoga,Spirituality,Gardening...)
Summary: This is a regular twice a week podcast on topics relating to Yoga, Meditation,Spirituality and many stimulating thoughts.
[Quick links] [Pause] Continuing our discussion on the use of Dr. Krishan Chandra’s bacterial solution as a waste decomposer, let me discuss a very interesting experiment we did. This experiment not only provided an acid test for the solution but also can be a boon to many problems we face every day.
[Quick links] [Pause] In the previous episodes we discussed the five ‘do’ s of Yama – the first step of Patanjali’s 8 step Yoga. If you have observed carefully, these 5 things can eliminate the causes for your mental unrest. Basically, they try to eliminate the causes for negative thoughts. Patanjali spells out five more ‘do’s as part of his second step namely Niyama. These are meant to develop a positive mental outlook. Let me take up four of them in this episode.
[Quick links] [Pause] The atmosphere in the Indian capital New Delhi had recently become a big news. Well, I am not referring to the political atmosphere
[Quick links] [Pause] Thanks to the ill-conceived ideas of Hatayoga, this word Brahmacarya has been a deterrent to many a sincere enthusiast of Yoga. If you are one of those lucky ones who never got into this confusion, let me briefly explain what Brahmacarya is all about, I mean as per the Hatayoga.
[Quick links] [Pause] I have a simple test for deciding who is a genuine Guru
[Quick links] [Pause] You probably have heard of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa – the Guru of Swami Vivekananda. This interesting story that I am going to narrate is related to him.
[Quick links] [Pause] Many organic farmers face problems when it comes to pest and disease control. It is the rule of nature that anything that grows vigorously is sure to attract pests and diseases. That is the way probably, the nature controls imbalance.
[Quick links] [Pause] In the rat race that we call pleasure seeking, we seem to have forgotten certain essential tenets in our lives. We don’t realize what we are gradually missing. Several years ago, I had an experience while buying a rather expensive watch in a US shop. I liked the watch and wanted to purchase it. But the shopkeeper told me that he would not accept any credit cards and wants only cash.
[Quick links] [Pause] With the prospect of a third world war looming large on the horizon, Jesus Christ’s well-known advice to offer the other cheek to any one who slaps on one of your cheeks, may sound ridiculously impractical!
[Quick links] [Pause] We were discussing about the bacterial solution we prepared in the last episode. Now, one of the options is to feed that solution directly to the plants after some dilution. This has multiple effects.
[Quick links] [Pause] Patanjali starts off his Yoga process with a set of do’s and don’ts almost akin to Buddha’s steps for right way of living. These steps are meant to prepare the right mental condition needed for Yoga practice.
[Quick links] [Pause] When I talk about Yoga, I normally talk about Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga as described in the Yoga Sutra which is a primary text of Yoga, composed sometime during 200 B.C. This Yoga has 8 steps. These steps are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.
[Quick links] [Pause] We were discussing the magical solution developed by an Indian scientist namely Dr. Krishan Chandra. We also saw how easy it is to prepare it, not to mention about almost zero cost of the solution. In many of his YouTube videos Dr. Chandra never gets tired listing the myriad ways of using his magical solution. For him, it appears as if it is a most sacred religious artefact
[Quick links] [Pause] Sometimes I get amazed by the rat race that goes on in the name of enjoyment. People go to any extent to ‘enjoy’. For many people enjoyment is the very purpose of their life. I am not against enjoyment per se. I am not like those ancient Buddhists who shunned enjoyment as a cause of all miseries. But they frowned only upon worldly enjoyment. They had no problem with the enjoyment or bliss one experiences as a result of meditative practices.
[Quick links] [Pause] Who does not want to be happy? All our actions and endeavors are directed towards that end. We all want to be happy. But what is happiness? Have you ever pondered over it seriously?