The purpose of our existence is not to accumulate things or to become somebody in the outer world but to give birth to a new consciousness. - David Frawley
"Success is the conventional goal of work life—to complete the project, to secure the promotion, to make the big sale, to improve profits. Conventional wisdom holds that success is what we all desire, and that when we are successful, we will be contented, relaxed, and calm. Of course, success is cause for celebration. And it often leads to feelings of contentment and ease. However, in the work world, as well as in life, success can be fleeting. This year’s profit is next year’s loss. The promotion brings with it a host of new problems. The sought-after new client changes his mind.
From a spiritual standpoint, there is a different kind of success, one that does not come and go with the changing winds of the marketplace but stays with you, because it is within you. This is accomplishment. . . True accomplishment is not about winning, acquiring, or being on top. It is about sharing, giving, and including. -Lewis Richmond
We need to remember that we didn’t come into this life to shop, to chalk up experiences, to amass objects we can’t take with us when we go, or even to make a lot of money. - Toinette Lippe
Man goes to great trouble to acquire knowledge of
the material world. He learns all branches of mundane
science. He explores the earth, and even travels to the
moon. But he never tries to find out what exists within
himself. - Swami Muktananda
World peace starts with trust between one individual and another. - Daisaku Ikeda
O monks and wise ones; just as a goldsmith would test his gold by burning, cutting and rubbing it, so you must examine my words and accept them. But not merely out of reverence for me. - Buddha
In their book, Yoga Over Forty, authors Nancy Phelan and Michael Volin observe: “Everyone has two ages: a numerical age and a physiological age. Numerical age is the number of years since birth, and there is nothing we can do about it; but physiological age, which is manifested by the condition and appearance of the body, can be arrested, even to a certain extent reversed, by ordinary men and women of the West through the serious practice of yoga.”
A regular practice of Savasana will train you again and again in the art of relaxation. This is an essential quality for meditation and a true experience of yoga.- Nikki Costello
Savasana might look like a nap at the end of your yoga practice. But it’s actually a fully conscious pose aimed at being awake, yet completely relaxed. Known as corpse pose, you lie down on your back and relax your body and mind so you may fully assimilate the benefits of your asana practice. - Karson McGinley
Tricycle magazine editors report that American Film Maker and Academy Award Recipient David Lynch recently announced his plan to launch a Transcendental Meditation training program for 30,000 international college students. They add that Lynch, who has practiced TM every day since 1973, hopes to inspire the younger generation to become “peace-creating groups of meditation experts and leave a legacy of world peace.”
His organization, The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, partnered with the Global Union of Scientists for Peace to establish the program, with plans to invest approximately $500 million in its first year.
It is hoped that the initiative will fund meditation training for 10,000 students at Maharishi International University in the US, 10,000 students at the sister school in India, and 10,000 students at partner universities in 10 other locations around the world.
Victor M. Parachin ...is a
Vedic educator, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of a dozen books. Buy his books at amazon or your local bookstore.