YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

Buddha and four kinds of horses April 26, 2008


In one of the Agama Scriptures, there is the following passage:

The Buddha once told his monks that there were four kinds of horses. The first, upon seeing the shadow of the riding crop, is startled and forthwith follows the wish of its rider. The second, startled when the crop touches its hair, forthwith follows the wish of its rider. The third is startled after the crop touches its flesh. The fourth is awakened

only after the touch of the riding crop is felt in its bones.

The first horse is like the person who hears about the death of someone in a distant monastic community and forthwith feels aversion for things of the world. The next horse is like the person who hears of the death of someone within their own monastic community and then feels aversion for things of the world.

The third horse is like the person who hears of the death of someone near and dear to them and then feels aversion for things of the world. The fourth horse is like the

person whose own body experiences sickness and suffering, and only then feels aversion for things of the world.

 

MEDITATION CAN CHANGE THE BRAIN April 1, 2008


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In Boston, Massachusetts, Dr Sara Lazar has used a technique called MRI scanning to analyze the brains of people who have been meditating for several years.

She compared the brains of these experienced practitioners with people who had never meditated and found that there were differences in the thickness of certain areas of the brain’s cortex, including areas involved in the processing of emotion.
She is continuing research, but she believes that meditation had caused the brain to change physical shape.
“All of these things are just thoughts. And, they will come up in meditation and learning to recognize what they are as thoughts, and let them go, can be enormously empowering for anybody.”…
More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7319043.stm
 

 
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