Appendix – Practices

4 Step Relaxation Practice Eastern wisdom clarifies that when scattered mind is gathered within and mind is allowed to live within, it manifests as state of relaxation. The state of rest and relaxation is state of being that expresses itself at physical, mental and emotional levels. The state of rest is more than ‘cease to […]

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Who should practice mindfulness/ meditation?

The simple answer is every human being should practice mindfulness. Because they are self- consciousness unlike other living beings. Secondly every human being is a seeker of peace, excellence, happiness, love and wisdom. The eastern wisdom aims at excellence in outer life by awakening to our true nature. My master used to say,’ we eat […]

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Feel the benefits of mindfulness. Why to practice mindfulness?

Human being is seeker of happiness. Mind is caused in wrong perception, claims pleasure as happiness. Pleasure is short-lived. The search for happiness as pleasure continues in the world outside. Mind starts wandering and become impure. The impure mind results in suffering. Master taught that there are three levels of suffering the seeker can practice […]

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What questions we ask before mindfulness?

Why we are asked to feel sensations in the body and of the breath? Why we use mantra in meditation/ mindfulness? What contemplation and reflection on first six steps of noble path do in the path of mindfulness? Masters have answered the above questions differently but with one goal in mind – allow the mind […]

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Mindfulness is not for me” In fact – everyone can practice it. Really!

Do we need a change in our day to day living i.e. from anxiety, anger, agitation, fatigue, disturbed sleep, distractions, reactions and stress? Then we need to practice it for relaxation, calm and peace;  enhanced awareness and attention; improved concentration, memory, retention; increased performance and productivity; work life balance. One need to think and reflect […]

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The recipe for success is practicing rest and relaxation for mindfulness

Vivekachudamani-1.15 (after understanding the cause of suffering and happiness) the seeker (the person is ready and qualified) should guide the mind to do right thinking with teacher. The teacher is the  knower of the subjective reality and is full of compassion. The masters and texts of eastern wisdom lays emphasis on right thinking. The right […]

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Why your brain needs idle time to rest and relax

चिन्तायास्तु चितायास्तु बिन्दु मात्रम् विशेशतः । चिता दहति निर्जीवम्, चिन्ता दहति जीवितम् ॥ chintayastu chitayastu bindu mataram visheshatah. | chita dahati neerjivam, cheenta dahatee jiveetam. || Chinta (worry) is like chita (pyre) they differ by dot (‘n’ in their spellings). Chita (pyre) burns dead, Chinta (worry) burns Living. Worry burns the living person and pyre kills […]

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Introduction to Mindfulness is an introduction to our true nature

Jijnasa Adhikarnam. The enquiry into Brahman (our essential nature) and its prerequisites. Athato Brahmajijnasa Now begins the enquiry into our true nature Any journey in life begins with enquiry. The mindfulness begins with working on a mind. the working on the mind , means understanding the nature and states of mind and clearing the impurities.  […]

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