- Georg Feurestein
Yoga has definitely come west. Now the challenge before us is to unlock its full potential, which is possible only when we are willing to practice it in depth. I like to contemplate the possibility of a future civilization that lives b such lofty yogic princples as nonharming, kindness, tolerance, cooperation, forgiveness, contentment, peace and genuin happiness.
- Georg Feurestein
The ailments of old age are really those incurred in youthful times. Weakness in one's last years is really something wrought in the prime of life. Therefore, when life is at it's peak, the noble person endeavors to take full care in every way. - Hong Zicheng
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means 'The Science of Life.' Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the 'Mother of All Healing.' It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy. - Ayurvedic Instituted, New Mexico
The goodness of all one's virtues can be lost by speaking even a single word of injury. - Tirukural 128
In terms of being in a relationship, this country has changed significantly and dramatically. Here are US Census reports on the state of single people:
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Whatever you may fail to guard, guard well your tongue, for flawed speech unfailingly invokes anguish and affliction. - Tirukural - 127
The history of religion consist of shuffling God from one box to the next as faiths rise and fall. - Deepak Chopra
All spiritual traditions identify obstacles on the path toward enlightenment. The Catholic Church, for example, has Seven Deadly Sins. In the Yoga Sutras compiled by the sage Patanjali, nine obstacles are cited:
The lengthening of the breath as a way of channeling, focusing or controlling the energy that constantly flows between our body and mind. - Janet W. Parachin, PhD.
Hindus are the most educated — based on college degrees — among US religious groups, followed by Unitarians Universalists, Jews, and Episcopaleans according to a new study.
They are ahead also of atheists and agnostics.
The study by Pew used the four-year college degree as the marker, saying it is generally regarded as the key asset for economic success.
Hindus accounted for the largest share of those with college degrees, with 77%. Unitarians, a religious group that says it has no creed and draws inspiration from a range of sacred scriptures came second with 67%. Jews and Anglican church adherent were a joint third at 59%, and Episcopal church rounded off the top five with 56%.
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