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  1. Aug 2023
  2. Feb 2021
    1. AuthenticityCommunityCompassionIntegrityRespect

      These are synonymous with my core values, which makes this place much more appealing to visit - seeing these are it's values.

    2. Nest’s mission is to be a welcoming and inclusive environment, offering a compassionate and holistic approach to healing and growth through energy, touch and movement.

      I think this is an awesome mission statement and that this owner/website designer took a business class and they understand mission, values, and vision.

  3. Jul 2020
    1. What contemporary and ancient meditators have always known, however, is that while the hype may be warranted, the practice is not all peace, love, and blissful glimpses of unreality. Sitting zazen, gazing at their third eye, a person can encounter extremely unpleasant emotions and physical or mental disturbances.

      In the yogic tradition, people didn’t generally dive into meditation. They first prepared their body and minds through other means. There’s a reason why Patanjali set dhyan, which is generally translated as meditation, as the seventh limb of yoga in the Yoga Sutras.

  4. Jan 2020
  5. Jun 2017
    1. inquiry


    2. He who though living amongst all is unaffected by them

      like a kamal phul (lotus flower) living amongst the dirt yet remaining pure and unattached

    3. Self-control

      what is self control? controlling your desires, controlling emotions, focusing on meditation, not being distracted,

      this is honestly such a virtuous skill which is not easy in this world (kalyug)

    4. conquest of mind

      Aee Panthee Sagal Jamaatee Man Jeetai Jagjeet - conquer the mind, conquer the world

    5. Santi (self-control or quietness of mind), Vichara (spirit of inquiry), Santosha (contentment) and Satsanga (good company).

      in Sikhi, the Gurus taught us that to obtain liberation, we must have good virtues those 5 virtues are: truth, compassion, compassion, humility & love

      similar concept

    6. Realize that you are the immortal all pervading Self and become free.

      A drop within an ocean, an ocean within a drop

      can that drop truly understand the greatness of the ocean? can it understand it is a part of the ocean? perhaps not but if it can understand itself, there is a chance it can understand what it's made of - the ocean

    7. Nothing in a dream can be true

      Descartes: I think therefore I am?

      he can doubt everything - everything is a dream - but he knows he is true because he can think and convince himself that nothing exists.

      I have convinced myself that there is nothing in the world — no sky, no earth, no minds, no bodies. Doesn’t it follow that I don’t exist? No, surely I must exist if it’s me who is convinced of something. But there is a deceiver, supremely powerful and cunning whose aim is to see that I am always deceived. But surely I exist, if I am deceived. Let him deceive me all he can, he will never make it the case that I am nothing while I think that I am something. Thus having fully weighed every consideration, I must finally conclude that the statement “I am, I exist” must be true whenever I state it or mentally consider it. (Descartes, Meditation II: On the Nature of the Human Mind, Which Is Better Known Than the Body).

    8. soul is undergoing a dream

      Supne Jio Sansaar

    9. unity between the Jivatma (soul of man) and the Paramatma (God)

      Man Toon Joth Saroop Hai

      analogy of the holy man "God is feeding God, God is laughing at God", all is God, all is Ik

    10. taking medicine daily

      not the first time spirituality has alluded to medicine "Sarab Rog Ka Aukhad Naam"

    11. worldly miseries being caused by our own illusion of the world, and how whatever we perceive on the outside is merely a reflection of how we feel inside.

      almost sounds like law of attraction... what we think, we get.. probably explained in more detail later on

    12. Vasistha


      What/Who is Vasistha? ans: - great indian sage around 3000BCE (teacher of sri rama apparently)

    13. Yoga

      origin comes from Sankskrit word for "union"

    1. Vashistha wanted to commit suicide


    2. Look at what is distant, not what's near at hand.

      have patience

    3. Rishis)

      where the 'rishi' knot comes from

    4. long flowing hairs that are neatly tied into a bun that is coiled with a tuft to the right, a beard, a handlebar moustache and a tilak on his forehead.[15]

      Relates to why the preservation of "kes" or hair is so important.

      Every holy figure in ancient mythology had natural, long flowing hair - written accounts.

      E.g. Jesus, Buddha, Sikh Gurus (still it is considered a cardinal sin to remove any hair from head to toe in Sikhi), Prophet Muhammad etc.

      Significance of this? - “Our hair fashions might be just a trend, but if we investigate, we may find that we have been depriving ourselves of one of the most valuable sources of energy for human vitality.” -Yogi Bhajan

    1. When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer 'sense' the enemy, they could no longer access a 'sixth sense', their 'intuition' no longer was reliable, they couldn't 'read' subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.


    2. supernatural

      I remember learning about the Vietnam war in history class, i thought the exact same thing, the amount of North Vietnamese soldiers was a measly 461,000 whereas the Americans and their allies had over 1 million troops (over twice as much) however, the North Vietnamese won! And moreover, with much less casualties. This led me to believe they definitely had some supernatural abilities or they were just extraordinarily smart with using tactics such as guerrilla fighting etc.

      This also reminds me of the historic Khalsa battles such as the battle of Mukatsar in which Maharaj Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee only had an army of around 40 (Chaalee Mukte along with the panj piaare and their two Sahibzaade - i think), thus roughly an army of 48. Yet, Wazir Khan had an army of well over 100,000 yet around It was said in the Zafarnama that each Sikh probably killed 100's yet 11 Sikhs, and Guru Gobind Singh jee Maharaj remained physically alive - thus, the Mughal forces were not successful in their aim

    3. required all women in the country to cut their hair and wear bangs

      a question: the fact that men tend to have more hair mean that they are "wiser" or "smarter" than women?

    4. clean and coiled

      personally, I feel much more comfortable and at ease when my hair is "clean and coiled" at the crown, didn't know the science behind it

    5. rishi knot
    6. continually re-grow

      coming from a Sikhi perspective, it could be argued that there must be a reason our hair keeps growing back even after we cut it

    7. Man is the only creature who grows longer hair on his head as he grows into adulthood. Left uncut, your hair will grow to a particular length and then stop all by itself at the correct length for you.

      also remember to do a blog post on this

    8. Kundalini energy (creative life force), which increases vitality, intuition, and tranquility.
  6. Feb 2015
    1. At a World Cancer Day symposium, Shripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH, asked scientists to look to traditional Indian medicines to treat the disease.

      The Minister of State for Ayush is an idiot. They should be the one asking scientists for advice, not the other way around.