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Blossom Times Volume2 Issue6

Blossom Times Volume2 Issue6

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Published by seeker33
Topics:
1. The swinging pendulum of Modern Era
2. Editorial
3. Why Should We Meditate
4. Evolution
5. The Transformation
6. Schools of thought – now and then.
7. Corporate Meditation a reality
Topics:
1. The swinging pendulum of Modern Era
2. Editorial
3. Why Should We Meditate
4. Evolution
5. The Transformation
6. Schools of thought – now and then.
7. Corporate Meditation a reality

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09/28/2010

 
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DECEMBERVolume 2 Issue 6
The parents were stunned; they had just received the newsof suicide of their only son who was so intelligent that he hadmade it to one of the best technology institute in thecountry, but then something happened and he took away hisown life….…Suddenly there was flutter all around, people were runninghelter skelter as the sounds of bullets and grenadesdestroyed the joyous hustle bustle, and for next 60 hours theworld watched in horror and shock the bloody play by a groupof 10 human beings, if one may like to call them so….
The swinging pendulum of Modern Era
(by Anish Kohli)
The swinging pendulum of Modern EraEditorialWhy Should We Meditate?EvolutionThe TransformationSchools of thought – nowand then.Corporate Meditation a reality01020305060710
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If this imbalance poses a question ‘why’, the answer probably lies in the freedomwhich has been given to the human creation by the Divine or the Mother Nature. Weare a species which is supposed to be the most superior of all in the universe,bestowed with all the freedom and capability to raise ourselves to the levels ofsaintliness, or to go down the levels below animals. The sooner we correct thisimbalance which moves us towards the two extremes that of emotion andaggression, the better it is for the sustenance of our own human civilization. It ishighly fortunate for us that even in these tumultuous times which have often beendescribed as the age of ‘Ghor Kaliyua’ (the Dark Gloomy Age), the help is not distantand the means to achieve this balance have been bestowed upon the humanity bythe Supreme source….
….When the shades of darknesscome, as come thy must,When the Sun is hid and the stars refuse to shine, An angelic lamp glowsand showers divine light,Guiding us to the East,till the dawn comes in sight
Television being one of the most talking instruments in the households, there is nodearth of news about happenings across the globe. It is unfortunate that in themodern era, most of the times the catchy ‘Breaking News’ is often created by thenegative elements in the human behavior, each such news taking humanity tofurther depths of depravity, leading to suffering of the human beings themselves.The two instances mentioned above should certainly pose one very serious thoughtprovoking question: why are we not constant?, why in these modern times have wethe human beings become the swinging pendulum, touching the two extremes ofone as killing own self and other of killing fellow human beings, one being the height(or depth as one might call it as) of hatred towards oneself and other being thehatred for others. Never ever history would have witnessed such a glaringabnormality in the same species, such lack of imbalance that the ‘Creator’ might wewondering as to what has been Created!
 
Sahaja Yoga has been this
‘Guiding light’ for millions of people in 140 countries across the globe since last 38 years
,when the founder of this wonderful meditation technique
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
, the Master Herself, startedawakening the special energy present in human beings, and such desirous people started to get connection with the allpervading power of the Divine love, touching the balanced state within. Once the inner energy called the ‘Kundalini’ isawakened in oneself, such an individual becomes a bundle of joy and love and all shades of hatred, jealousy, greed, lustand anger slowly drop out of the system, giving birth to a loving and joyous human being, probably just what the today’sworld longs for.It is hard to believe but a fact that it has become very easy to attain this new state. One just needs to have the desirefor the same, and the rest is taken care if one starts the practice of this very easy yet highly effective meditationtechnique.Kundalini is beyond all religions and is a loving power. We the humans who often experience the sorrow and grief onlistening to the ‘Breaking News’ should definitely give it a try, and become a catalyst in the change process!
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DECEMBERVolume 2 Issue 6
Editorial
Dear Readers,
Welcome to another exciting issue of
Blossom Times
. In this modern era, as more and more imbalance creeps into usthe humans beings and we become like a swinging pendulum touching the two extremes of emotion and aggression, itseems that the roadmap ahead is just unknown. With this context today, we look at Darwin’s theory of evolution whichimplies that complex creatures evolved with the process of natural selection & with mutations evolved into higherorganisms. In this modern era, we believe that human beings are at an epitome of evolution and if that is so, then whatare we truly seeking? Is it happiness, peace or truly a connection with our own inner beings to understand ourselves andintegrate ourselves with the all pervading energy?Is there something that can bring us joy and alleviate us from the extremes and bring us to balance?? Perhaps somethingwhich can drive away all shades of negative elements of lust, greed, anger and jealousy and can that just happenspontaneously in us.In the last couple of issues, we shared how science and spirituality have a deep connection. This issue takes us deeperinto the science of meditation and shares insights about effect of the meditation, principles and the need for it.Meditation is a unique way that we build connection with our inner personalities to explore our potential energy. SahajaYoga meditation is a spontaneous way to achieve a state of “thoughtless awareness” and where our own dormant energyis awakened and we can achieve our true potential of the conscious mind and establish the balance of the “Yin” and“Yang” energy elements in us.The different schools of thought definitely throws light on ancient and modern beliefs but to say that we can get theharmony & balance in all the extremities of violence, poverty, racism, terrorism & other societal problems is probablyby only introspecting within and know our inner selves and that’s when we’d say that we have truly arrived in blossomtimes. We wish the shades of shades of darkness to disappear and for that dawn to arrive….As always we sincerely hope that you would enjoy reading this thought provoking issue. Do post in your feedback andsuggestions to:
Editor@Blossomtimes.org
 
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 Why Should We Meditate?
‘Meditation’ and ‘Yoga’ are the buzz word of these modern times. One wonders why these words are so prominenttoday. Well, the answers could be in the essence of their meanings. But first we need to know the reason whysuddenly these words have become all important.…….. What happens in the mind of man is always reflected in the disease of his body.....
 
René Dubos
Imagine a person overloaded with work, scrambling to meet a deadline or else stuck in traffic. In such situations, themuscles tense, breathing becomes shallow, person starts to sweat, the heart races and blood pressure rises. Most of thetimes the person may not be able to fight or flee – the two most natural responses to stress - such as in the case oftraffic jam. Thus one would remain chronically tense. Unfortunately, it is next to impossible to live in 21st century andnot ever be in a stressful situation. Humans across the globe are becoming more and more prone to this silent killer,called as Stress.Going back to as early as the eighties, it was not without reason that Time magazine's June 6, 1983 cover story wascalled stress "The Epidemic of the Eighties" and it was referred to as one of the leading health problem; there can belittle doubt that the situation has progressively worsened since then. Numerous surveys confirm that adults perceivethey are under much more stress than a decade or two ago.
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A 1996 Prevention magazine survey found that almost 75% participants feel that they have "great stress" one day aweek with one out of three indicating they feel this way more than twice a week.
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43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress.
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In the same 1983 survey itself 55% said they felt under great stress on a weekly basis.
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It has been estimated that 75 - 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems.
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Job Stress is far and away the leading source of stress for adults.
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Stress levels have also escalated in children, teenagers, college students and the elderly for other reasons,including: increased crime, violence and other threats to personal safety; pernicious peer pressures that lead tosubstance abuse and other unhealthy life style habits; social isolation and loneliness; the erosion of family andreligious values and ties; the loss of other strong sources of social support that are powerful stress busters.Now how does it affect us? Well, these statistics tell us that these problems are common and tomorrow anyone of us canbe victim of stress, if we aren’t already. As students, we already know the stress of exams or of giving a speech.We have already experienced stress as a teenager. Later we face stress on the job. Stress can have effects on hormones,brain neurotransmitters, additional small chemical messengers elsewhere, prostaglandins, as well as crucial enzymesystems, and metabolic activities that are still unknown. There is a big possibility of stress resulting in some kind ofhealth disease or mental unhappiness, if we don’t learn how to relax ourselves and increase our threshold for stress.Therefore it is really important for all of us to know how to calm down and increase our threshold for stress.
The solution is: Meditation!
To understand how meditation solves our problem of stress, it is important to know what meditation is. Meditation isdefined as discrete and well-defined experience of the state of thoughtless awareness, the state of being in the‘present’, away from past and future. This is the state when the excessive and stress producing activity of the mind isneutralized without reducing alertness and effectiveness. In order to try to explain the idea visually, let us look at thegraph given in the next Page :
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