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Dr. John Fagan – Vedic Agriculture – The Key to empowering Indian Farmers


Dr. John Fagan (Ph.D.) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, addresses the International Conference to Re-Establish Vedic India. His subject is Vedic Agriculture, the key to empowering the Indian farmers to feed the nation and the world. New Delhi, India. 21 February 2015.


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From Leora Rosenberg’s blog on ” MEDITATION & MEDICAL SCHOOL”

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Leora Rosenberg

… “Transcendental Meditation is an effortless form of meditation that is practiced while sitting comfortably, with the eyes closed, for 20 minutes twice a day.  It is easy to learn and practice.  Trust me, if I, a Jewish girl from the East coast, can meditate, then anyone can.  It is also not a religion or a lifestyle. TM has extensive research behind it, and has been recommended by the American Heart Association to reduce blood pressure.   Eight first-year ND students learned TM, and below you can find some of their testimonials.” …

For example: MIke Smith: “I have done several guided visualization techniques and different meditations in the past, but none have taken me deeper than TM. My mind becomes so quiet and I lose all sense of a body and become a consciousness. I feel a happiness and inner peace after practicing TM. Besides the obvious benefit of quieting the mind and body, I’ve noticed myself being more engaged and present in my daily activities, especially in class and with studying. I don’t know how, but deeply quieting the mind for 20 minutes, twice a day, has led to an enhanced functioning throughout my day. Moreover, this feeling is magnified within a group meditation setting, leading to feelings of ecstasy and pure bliss.”

Full text and photos at http://www.leorarosenberg.com/blog/april-20th-2014


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THE WAR COMES HOME – Soledad O’Brien Report premieres August 12 on CNN/U.S., features Transcendental Meditation

Moving new CNN special presentation explores hope for vets struggling with post traumatic stress

A one hour special report by Soledad O’Brien, THE WAR COMES HOME, follows the journeys of two young men.

The program premieres Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00pm and will encore at 12:00am, and on Sunday, August 17 at 7:00pm. (All times Eastern on CNN/U.S.) It will be available, in simulcast, through CNNx for iPad, as well as via http://www.cnn.com by selecting”Watch CNN”, and on CNN’s mobile applications.

Please visit:
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/16/the-war-comes-home-a-soledad-obrien-report-premieres-aug-12-at-900pm-on-cnnu-s/


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The nature of Mind in Maharishi Ayurveda

Vaidya Manohar. Source: Maharishi Channel

Vaidya Manohar outlines the nature of Mind in Maharishi Ayurveda

In this profound and comprehensive discourse, Vaidya Manohar outlines the nature of mind, its functions and qualities, its relationship to emotion, and the central role of transcending in restoring balance and normalcy from the deepest level.
What is life?
Vaidya Manohar explained that life is composed of the 8 Prakritis—ego, intellect, mind, and the 5 Mahabhutas or elements which constitute the body (space, air, fire, water and earth). In a healthy body the 5 elements are expressed as the balanced composition of Dhatus (tissues) and malas (waste products). They are regulated by the three Doshas (governing principles—Vata, Pitta, Kapha). When the Doshas are balanced the person experiences bliss, balance and purity of the body, mind and senses.
The key is the experience of bliss, the connection with consciousness. But consciousness has no qualities, so how can we connect with it? This is possible through the instrument of the mind.
Qualities and functions of the mind
The mind has many qualities and functions, but its main characteristic is that it is a Srota, a channel. It connects the body with consciousness, and is called Kalpanika Srotas. In the same way that the body is composed of many Srotas or channels, which can get blocked or otherwise have their functions impeded (excess flow, blockage, wrong direction, bulging), so the mental Srotas can become disturbed.
How physical disorders arise from the mind
At this point it was fascinating to hear the main cause of mental disturbance, and how this influences the body.
The main cause of disturbance in the mind is the mistake of the intellect (Pragyaparadh). This means the intellect, which is the discriminating faculty, comes to associate with the field of diversity rather than inner Unity, or pure consciousness. When the mind is settled in pure consciousness, we are Swa-stha, established in the Self, Self-referral. When we are not Self-referral we begin to violate the laws of nature. This disrupts the energy flow in the body, and the disordered energy flows strongly in some areas and bypasses other areas. The parts of the body where the connection is lost naturally become hard, or ‘frozen’. Cells or organs in the ‘frozen’ areas become dangerous to themselves, and finally dangerous to the whole body.
The most important quality of the mind
This again makes it clear that the mind is the key, as it is the connection to pure consciousness. The mind has three main qualities, Sattva (purity), Rajas (action principle) and Tamas (darkness). Sattva, the pure nature of the mind, should predominate, so that Rajas and Tamas serve it.
Sattva has 5 distinguishing qualities: compassion, Dharma (right choice in accord with natural law), action, devotion, and faith (positive thinking).
How do we support the growth of these qualities in our lives? Through correct knowledge, Dhairya (patience), Smriti (memory), and Samadhi (transcendence). The most important of these is transcendence, because it nourishes the others.
Vaidya Manohar ended with deepest appreciation to Maharishi for his incomparable light of purity which he shone on Ayurveda, restoring the one essential aspect that had been lost—Transcendental Meditation—and clarifying every aspect to bring out its full healing power.

Source: Maharishi’s Global Family Chat Summary, October 31, 2012
Posted with kind permission by Dr Peter Swan, Minister of Communication of the Global Country of World Peace
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