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Why Meditate?

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French monk (and former scientist in cell genetics) Matthieu Ricard speaks about science, meditation, and his title as 'the happiest man in the world.'

 

"By activating some areas of the brain, you could possibly generate a sensation of intense pleasure for a while, but that’s not going to last forever. That’s definitely not happiness. It is just a temporary gimmick. Genuine happiness is a state related to wisdom, to being attuned to reality, and to freedom from mental toxins (hatred, craving, and the like). Pleasure by itself has no reason to engender freedom from ignorance, dualistic clinging, and distortion of reality (true causes of suffering). There is nothing wrong with pleasure in itself, but it does not have much to do with happiness."


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INDIASPIRITUALITY's comment, April 13, 2012 12:40 PM
True, very true. Indian Doctrines says one to go beyond body, mind and soul (incarnated) and be the REAL SELF. As one progresses i this path, one experiences constant bliss and deep peace throughout the day. By meditating, one can be neutral and free from any bondage.

Meditation Is

Being At Peace With What Is

And

Transcending What IS

- Swami Sukhbodhananda
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How to Train Your Brain to Alleviate Anxiety

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Our thoughts affect our brains. More specifically, “… what you pay attention to, what you think and feel and want, and how you work with your reactions to things sculpt your brain in multiple ways.” In other words, how you use your mind can change your brain. Here are three anxiety-alleviating practices to try.


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Music clearly affects the brain: Does it encourage cooperation? Facilitate social interaction?

Music clearly affects the brain: Does it encourage cooperation? Facilitate social interaction? | Share Some Love Today | Scoop.it
Hear answers to those questions by listening to this very interesting video from University of California at San Diego and Association of Psychological Sciences.

 

Article: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/video/a-conversation-about-music-mind-and-health.html


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