May 18, 2019 Jonathan

By OSHO [Excerpted from: Revolution in Education] Competition, comparison and judgment are poisonous seeds sown in children in their formative years. Jealousy is nurtured and nourished in young minds when only one student is awarded for coming in first in the exams. The failures burn with shame and anger. Jealousy is the outcome of a competitive society. It is better not to be educated than to be wrongly educated. Education is termed as the propagation of knowledge. It certainly should be the propagator of knowledge – but if education is teaching bondage, it cannot be a teacher of knowledge. Knowledge…

May 4, 2019 Jonathan

Our feet are our foundation, our roots. They are capable of the highest form of celebration: Dance! Dance is the poetry of the foot. Here are some delicious ways to care for these invaluable body parts that have been neglected for lifetimes. The birth of civilization Humans stopped walking on all four and stood upright on their feet about one million years ago. That was when our feet took the double load, made our hands free to do other things and civilization was born. Then came shoes – at first simple skin sandals to protect the feet from cold and…

April 18, 2019 Jonathan

Listening to the wisdom within… The body follows the mind. Diseases are produced in the body due to mental states and are healed, too, due to mental readiness. I believe in this and prepare patients mentally (emotionally and psychologically) to heal themselves. The process invariably brings out a lot of mental resistance, denial and unwillingness to see one’s own contribution in creating the illness. However, unless one truly understands the origin of the disease (which is in the mind), it is impossible to treat the patient truly and completely. That is why in the treatment of many of the illnesses…

April 16, 2019 Jonathan

The Wisdom of Ayurveda Researches have been going on for centuries, and shops are flooded with market-driven ideas about creams and gels to make you young. But no-one has yet found the formula of eternal youth. Perhaps it is time to look for the answer in ancient wisdom. We are talking about Ayurveda – the ancient medical science developed by the seers and sages of India thousands of years back. While modern cosmetology still searches for truly an anti-ageing cream, Ayurveda insists that physical beauty comes from a not-so physical source, it radiates from within. An Ayurvedic physician will not…

April 15, 2019 Jonathan

Why do we have hair on our scalp? The answer to the riddle is elusive even to the research scientists working in the area of human evolution. One sure function of hair was to stop heat from escaping through our scalps because we lose 30% of our body heat from our scalps. Today, hair has lost any functional value of it might have had in the earlier stages of human evolution, except perhaps one very significant thing: in many animals their lush manes and colourful stripes of fur work as sexual attraction to their mates. Researchers say the same was…

April 15, 2019 Jonathan

In a study of lottery winners in the United States by the Success Institute, it was found that the positive impact of being rich wore off in about a year and a half. In eighteen months, the winners reverted back to their true personalities. If they were happy people before the big win, they were happy eighteen months later. If they were whining and miserable before the big win, they shifted back to being whining and miserable: “Everybody’s after me for my money…the taxes are killing me.” What this study shows is that success cannot be equated with happiness. The…

April 5, 2019 Jonathan

By Arnold Bennett Excerpted and Condensed From: How To Live On Twenty-Four Hours A Day By its power to change the lives of those who read it, this unusual book has won a distinctive place in world literature. It is a small classic, designed to help us make the best use of the most priceless possession we have, time. The proverb that time is money understates the case. Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. Without it nothing is possible. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle. You wake up in the morning, and lo! Your wallet…

March 27, 2019 Jonathan

“Dance classes have become the latest weapon in the fight against breast cancer in the US. Modern surgical and drug treatments have vastly increased the survival rate in women with disease. “But many women find that they receive no help or advice on how to re-adjust following medical treatment. Patients say that the classes help in the healing process and boost their self-esteem. Ninety percent of participants have regained their flexibility and avoided the symptoms usually associated with the aftermath of surgery.” – Philippa Thomas (BBC Health News) By OSHO The alchemy of dance Dancing is an experiment, an experiment…

March 25, 2019 Jonathan

By OSHO The body and the mind are not two things. The mind is the inner part of the body, and the body is the outer part of the mind – anything can start in the body and can enter into the mind or vice versa. There is no division; there is no watertight compartment. A fifty percent limit All problems have two edges to them: they can be tackled through the mind and through the body. A few people believe that all problems are of the body – the physiologists, the Pavlovians, the behaviourists. They treat the body, and…

March 23, 2019 Jonathan

There are many easy approaches to transform your daily routines into fun activities that generate more aliveness and well-being. “You have to look at beauty and enjoy; you have to listen to music and enjoy; you have to touch the rocks and leaves and human beings – the warmth, the texture – and enjoy. Use all your senses, use them at their optimum, then you will really live and your life will be aflame; it will not be dull. It will be aflame with energy and vitality.”– OSHO (Tao: The Pathless Path) How many times have we been inspired by…

March 14, 2019 Jonathan

I firmly believe that ‘Life is meant for enjoyment’. But whenever I have stated it to anyone, I have always tried to convey it too that ‘Your connotation to the word Enjoyment must be right.’ Because having the right understanding, having the right connotation is the most important part of it. Only with having right connotation and understanding, you can spend your hard earned money and the money you got in inheritance appropriately. Otherwise you can ruin all that you have and your life too in the name of enjoyment. Ask yourself a few questions – Can a person suffering…

March 7, 2019 Jonathan

Of course, the memory can be improved. It can be improved vastly. It can be improved by anyone with normal intelligence. Moreover, the methods by which it can be cultivated are all founded on practical common sense. Every experience in life makes an impression through one or more of the senses on some of the cells of the brain, or other nerve centres. The problem of memory improvement is to emphasize these impressions and to file them away in such an orderly manner that many will remain intact. The clearer the impressions, and the neater your mental storehouse, the easier…