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The Buddha says that all the hindrances arise through unwise consideration (ayoniso manasikara) and that they can be eliminated by wise consideration (yoniso manasikara). Each hindrance, however, has its own specific antidote. Thus wise consideration of the repulsive feature of things is the antidote to sensual desire; wise consideration of loving-kindness counteracts ill will; wise consideration of the elements of effort, exertion and striving opposes sloth and torpor; wise consideration of tranquillity of mind removes restlessness and worry; and wise consideration of the real qualities of things eliminates doubt


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Another Thai master, Achaan Jumnien, whose view that one should not cling to any one method but should acknowledge the validity of all methods, be it samatha or direct vipassana, is most refreshing and a good reminder to us to be broad in our outlook. Achaan Jumnien should know as he himself has practised both samatha and vipassana techniques. He said: "I was fortunate. I mastered the practices of many teachers before starting to teach. There are many good practices. What is important is that you devote yourself to your own practice with faith and energy. Then you will know the results for yourself."


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To another question: "Would you elaborate on developing moment-to-moment concentration?" Achaan Dhammadaro replied: "There are two important points to make. First is that it is through the feelings arising from contact at each of the sense doors that we must develop insight. The aggregate of form is the basis for the development of moment-to-moment concentration and the resulting wisdom. Therefore we must be mindful of the sensation or feelings arising from contact at the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mental sense bases.

"The second important point is that continuity is the secret of the success in meditation. The meditator must strive to be mindful night and day, every moment, and thus quickly develop proper concentration and wisdom. The Buddha himself stated that if a meditator is truly mindful moment to moment for seven days and nights he will reach full enlightenment. Therefore, the essence of insight meditation is continuous moment-to-moment mindfulness of the sensation arising from contact at all six bases.

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"The third kind of concentration is what is referred to in the eightfold path as right concentration or perfect concentration. This is concentration developed on a moment-to-moment basis in insight meditation. Only moment-to-moment concentration following the path of mindfulness leads to the destruction of defilements. This concentration is not developed by fixing the mind motionless to one object, but by being mindful of the changing bodily sensations, feelings, consciousness, and mind objects. When properly established in the inner body and mind, moment-to-moment concentration leads to the destruction of the rounds of rebirth. Through this concentration, we develop the ability to see clearly the five aggregatesform, feeling, volition and consciousness which make up what we conventionally call men and women

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To say, ‘By holding the attention on Self, the
consciousness and by practising abiding in it, he
became insane’, is just like saying, ‘By drinking the
nectar of immortality, he died’.

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Over and over again our experiences prove that it is our mental outlook that is fundamentally responsible for whether we are successful or unsuccessful, healthy or ill, attractive or ugly, happy or depressed

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Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it

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Anon

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. If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us

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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought

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You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

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Each of your habits creates a specific ‘groove,’ or pathway, in the brain. These patterns make you behave in a certain way, often against your wish. Your life follows those grooves that you yourself have created in the brain. In that sense you are not a free person; you are more or less a victim of the habits you have formed. Depending on how set those patterns are, to that degree you are a puppet. But you can neutralize the dictates of those bad habits. How? By creating brain patterns of opposite good habits. And you can completely erase the grooves of bad habits by meditation. There is no other way. However, you can't cultivate good habits without good company and good environment. And you can't free yourself from bad habits without good company and meditation....

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When by Kriya Yoga I open my spiritual eye, the whole world drops away from my consciousness, and God is with me. And why not? I am His child. St. Ignatius said, God seeks willing hearts that He may give His bounties to them.... That is most beautiful, and that is what I believe. God seeks willing hearts for the bestowal of His gifts. He is willing to give us everything, but we are not willing to make the effort to be receptive


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The Buddha said "If a monk should frame a wish as follows: "Let me exercise the various magical powers, let me being one become multiform., let me being multiform become one, let me become visible, become invisible, go without hindrance through walls, ramparts or mountains as if through air, let me rise and sink in the ground as if in the water, let me walk on the water as if on unyielding ground, let me travel through the air like a winged bird, let me touch and feel with my hand the moon and the sun mighty and powerful though they are, and let me go without my body even up to the Brahma world," then he MUST be perfect in the precepts of Sila, bring his thoughts to a state of quiescence through Samadhi, practice diligently the trances of Jhana, attain to insight of Prajna and be frequenter to lonely places

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Your life is powerful enough to make whatever you want as reality

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Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

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It is as reasonable to expect a fire to go out when it is ordered to stop burning as to suppose that a man can stand straight in consequence of a direct action of thought and desire.

- Alexander Technique of posture control

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Искатель Истины должен научиться умению различать, которое он сможет приобрести, не полагаясь на советы посторонних, а развивая способность суждения. Достаточно процитировать вечно действенную герметическую аксиому, которая гласит: "Когда ученик готов, находится и Учитель". И отнюдь не отсутствие знаний, а недостаточная преданность и нежелание человека терпеливо выполнять упражнения, ведущие к самосовершенству, - вот что мешает профану достичь ступеней храма.

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Negotiation Genius

Strategy 2: Help Others Be Less Biased

Our students often ask us "Would you rather negotiate with a good negotiator or a bad negotiator?" Our answer is simple: we'd rather negotiate with good negotiators; bad negotiators will usually just get in the way of good deals. Unfortunately, many people falsely assume that bargaining with an incompetent or irrational (i.e., biased) partner gives them a valuable competitive advantage. While this is sometimes true (as the Moneyball example shows), biased negotiators also have tremendous potential for entirely derailing the negotiation. For example, if your counterpart is overconfident, she might wait for deals that you can never give her. If he irrationally escalates commitment to a course of action, he may become overly competitive and unwilling to compromise. If she is afflicted with the fixed-pie bias, she may refuse to share information and thus eliminate opportunities to create value. IN these cases,the other party's biases hurt not only their own interest, but also yours.

For these reasons, it is often in your best interest to help your counterpart think more clearly. How can you promote careful, reasoned, and systematic thinking? Consider again that negotiators tend to be far more biased under time pressure than when they have time to think through a proposal or idea. THus, when you have provided the other side with an offer that you believe o be better than your competitor's proposal or idea. Thus, when you have provided the other side with an offer that you believe to be better than your competitor's proposal, give him time to think it through rather than pushing for an immediate answer. Under pressure, negotiators who are overconfident in their ability to get a better deal often say no when they should say yes. If you are confident that you are offering more than he can get elsewhere, you'd be wise to encourage him to explore alternative and get back to you after comparing your offer with others.

Most of us also assume that we want the other side to be less prepared. However, ill-prepared negotiators typically want to bargain over one issue at a time and to withhold information. They are also less able that prepared negotiators to evaluate or propose multi-issue (package) deals. All of these behaviours inhibit value creation. When dealing with an ill-prepared negotiator, encourage her to think through the relative importance of each issue to her. In addition, take the lead in negotiating multiple issues simultaneously and in making package offers - and encourage her to do the same. It is also important that you clarify for her that you value some issues more than others and that you are happy to jointly explore mutually beneficial trafde-offs.

Finally, the best thing you can do to help an ill-prepared negotiator (and to help yourself) is to encourage her to be more prepared. If the negotiation is not going smoothly, you might suggest that both parties would benefit from thinking more about the issues that have surfaced during the recent discussion. You might then create a time line with the other party that includes milestones that encourage preparation and the sharing of information. For example, you might agree, that, after one week, each of you will send an e-mail that lists your top priorities and concerns; after three more days, one of you will be responsible for making an initial package proposal; then after another party has a few days to consider this proposal, both parties will meet for further substantive discussions. While most people believe that giving the other party this much time to prepare is dangerous, a negotiation genius recognizes that you counterpart can only make wise trades, expand the pie, and accept your creative offers if she knows what she values - and that such knowledge requires preparation. So, the next time you run into a well-prepared negotiator, you should be encouraged about the potential to create an excellent agreement rather than nervous about being exploited or outperformed.

Source:

Book "Negotiation Genius" page 150-151
By Deepak Malhotra, Max H. Bazerman

Harvard Business School


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In 1930, Dr. Paul Kautchakoff showed that eating cooked food produces a condition in the body called leucocytosis. Leucocytosis is an elevation of the white blood cell (WBC) count. White blood cells defend the body when disease is present. Infection, intoxication, poisoning and eating cooked food all increase the white blood cell count. If we always eat food that the body reacts to just like disease, then in time we are going to exhaust the body's disease-fighting capability.Some foods are better/worse than others. There is a continuum from best (raw foods) to worst (cooked meat).1. Raw or frozen food does not increase WBC.2. Commonly cooked food causes mild increase in WBC.3. Pressure-cooking and canning foods causes moderate increase in WBC.4. Man-made foods devoid of enzymes cause severe leucocytosis (soft drinks, alcohol, white sugar, white flour, vinegar).5. The worst food is meat that has been cured, salted, canned or cooked. The body reacts to these substances to a degree otherwise only seen in poisoning. To avoid leucocytosis, meat must be eaten raw.When we eat foods that the body cannot properly digest, then leucocytosis indicates that the immune system must be activated in order to remove these substances from the body


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"Farmers use cooked potatoes to fatten pigs for market. They've found that pigs on cooked potatoes fatten faster and more economically than pigs on raw potatoes. This evidence shows the great difference between cooked calories and raw calories. Indeed, from my work in a sanitarium many years ago, I've found that it was impossible to get people fat on raw foods, regardless of the calorie intake-Dr. Edward Howell

"Another expert in this area was Dr. Francis Pottenger. His famous experiments with cats in the 1930s are just as relevant today as ever. He took two groups of cats and for years personally supervised their feeding. One group was given exclusively raw, uncooked food. The other was given only cooked food. Results were overwhelmingly clear: the raw food cats all lived a long, disease-free life. Cooked food cats became sick and died much younger. (Bieler, p 192

Also notable was that cats who became sick on a long term all cooked diet could not regain their health even when placed on a raw foods diet. Irreversible damage. Cooked food cats produced only two sickly generations, the second of which was invariably sterile. Natural selection." - Dr. Tim O'Shea

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