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Some of the thoughts, books and Words that touch you deeply, this is the place where I will be posting about them...
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Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga by C G Jung

Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga by C G Jung | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
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WELL KUNDALINI IS NOT ABOUT SEX...

When ever some one talks about Kundalini, Tantric or Cakra’s, an image appears of wild and lurid psycho spiritual rituals and sexual forms that even most imaginative sex industry will find hard to replicate. But in our scriptures, this is not fiction but a science that was developed from the beginning. Starting from Laya yoga, transforming into a defined practice, that is aimed at attaining higher state of living, through inner search and meditation. Kundalini meditation, in my opinion, is what westerners call now as ‘Psycho-analysis’ with steps to really know ‘Who Am I”. 
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‘Moneygami’ by Sipho Mabona

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‘Moneygami’ is an art installation Switzerland based artist Sipho Mabona

 

http://www.mabonaorigami.com/


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J'aime beaucoup... Merci !
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Does Reading Novels Make Us More Empathetic?

Does Reading Novels Make Us More Empathetic? | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it

Reading is bound to boost our vocabulary, but can it make us better at relating to others, too? A new study explored the unexpected connection between reading and empathy.

 

The answer, according to a new study, is “yes.” The study found that people who “got lost” in fiction books showed more empathy than those who were less engrossed in their reading material or who pored over nonfiction. So what’s the science behind the science fiction?
 

The study tested out how the transportation theory of psychology affects empathy. “Transportation” is the idea that relating to a fictional character (whether good, bad, or ugly) can affect how people behave even after they close the book. The researchers wanted to find out if becoming emotionally absorbed in a story (aka “transporting”) specifically affects empathy — not only toward the characters, but also in real life. The results of the study suggest this theory might be on point: Readers who demonstrated a high level of emotional transportation also showed high levels of empathy, even a week after reading.

 

by Sophia Breene


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The study tested out how the transportation theory of psychology affects empathy. “Transportation” is the idea that relating to a fictional character (whether good, bad, or ugly) can affect how people behave even after they close the book. The researchers wanted to find out if becoming emotionally absorbed in a story (aka “transporting”) specifically affects empathy — not only toward the characters, but also in real life. The results of the study suggest this theory might be on point: Readers who demonstrated a high level of emotional transportation also showed high levels of empathy, even a week after reading.

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: FEATURE: Letters To A Young Poet - Amazing Voice Of Solitude, RILKE

Shadow Dancing with Mind: FEATURE: Letters To A Young Poet - Amazing Voice Of Solitude, RILKE | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
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The “Letters To A Young Poet” is a deceptively simple book. The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old officer cadet at the Vienna Military Academy, of which Rainer Maria Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of life in the Austro-Hungarian Army, Kappus began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke, seeking both literary criticism and career advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilke's death, Kappus assembled and published the ten letters.

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: WHISPERS: An Apology To The Delhi Gang Rape Victim

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Today, a sad day indeed for the common people, who are feeling helpless and were looking forward to a bigger fight along with this brave heart girl, who fought and fought... Shame on all of us, if we let her fighting spirit die. Let’s all fight to bring back the dignity that India has within, which it lost in a senseless act of lust and drunken criminality of psychopaths...

Here is my "Apology" to her spirit and my pledge not to let memory of her fight, fade and keep the struggle going on till we regain the dignity of Delhi and in turn of India.
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Shadow Dancing with Mind: STILL LIFE: Kurisumala - The way of Christ MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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Wish every one of my friend on Scoop It, "Merry Chritsmas and Happy New Year...." may you all be blessed with great festivity and a fantastic new year ahead...

Here is a journey to a beautiful place in Kerala - "The way of Christ"  come walk with me....

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मेरी क्रिसमस और नया साल मुबारक हो
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: FEATURE: Letters To A Young Poet - Amazing Voice Of Solitude, RILKE

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“When a truly great and unique spirit speaks, the lesser ones must be silent”
The “Letters To A Young Poet” is a deceptively simple book. The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old officer cadet at the Vienna Military Academy, of which Rainer Maria Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of life in the Austro-Hungarian Army, Kappus began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke, seeking both literary criticism and career advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilke's death, Kappus assembled and published the ten letters. 

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Reflections on My India

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Reflections on My India, 978-3-8417-7065-3, The book is aimed at being a simple way of bringing Indian traditions, culture and life to the forefront, sometimes with jarring or humorous examples that may seem odd and yet connected.
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CALL FOR PAPERS – Literature: Ecocriticism & Environment ...

CALL FOR PAPERS – Literature: Ecocriticism & Environment ... | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
Presentations at the 34th Annual Conference: Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context February 13 – 16, 2013 – Albuquerque, New ...
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Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: The Autobiography Of A Yogi

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I was suggested to read this book “Autobiography of A Yogi” written by yogi Paramhamsa Yogananda, in my early teens and at that time; it all seemed a mystic and entertaining story of a Yogi’s spiritual life. Though I felt proud to read this book (First published in 1946, translated into 14 languages), as it was one of the few books, that brought Yoga to Western world, I was not able to grasp the subtle and powerful thoughts within.
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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: The last lecture

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Pausch delivered his "Last Lecture", titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007. This talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical "final talk," i.e., "what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?"
A month before giving the lecture, Pausch had received a prognosis that the pancreatic cancer, with which he had been diagnosed a year earlier, was terminal. Before speaking, Pausch received a long standing ovation from a large crowd of over 400 colleagues and students. When he motioned them to sit down, saying, "Make me earn it," some in the audience shouted back, "You did!"

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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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Foldable Houses by Ming Tang

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Foldable Houses by Ming Tang : After an intense earthquake hit China, Tang designed these houses as temporary shelters for those who no longer had homes.

 

http://ming3d.com/

http://ming3d.com/mathmorph/


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Compassion: The End Of Suffering…

Compassion: The End Of Suffering… | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
When love becomes divine love, compassion also fills the heart. Love is the inner feeling and compassion is its expression. Compassion is expressing your heartfelt concern for someone — for a sufferinghuman being. Therefore, love and compassion are two sides of the same coin; they coexist. Amma

 

“Compassion is the external expression of the love we feel inside…” Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (Amma)


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“Compassion is the external expression of the love we feel inside…” Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (Amma)

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Entering Another's Experience

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In fiction one can become someone other than oneself

 

Psychologists are familiar with the idea of perspective taking, knowing some aspect of what another person is thinking. Only recently have they started to investigate the idea of experience-taking: entering the experience of another.

 

Experience-taking, a term proposed Geoff Kaufman and Lisa Libby (2012), may be thought of as more radical than perspective taking. It's a kind of merging with another: not just thoughts and beliefs, but a state of being. Empathy is an example in day-to-day life. But yet larger effects, perhaps, occur in fiction when we identify with a literary character. So, although we remain ourselves we can become Anna in Anna Karenina or we can become Elizabeth in Pride and prejudice. Kaufman and Libby say that in experience-taking:

 

by Keith Oatley, Ph.D.


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Empathy is an example in day-to-day life. But yet larger effects, perhaps, occur in fiction when we identify with a literary character. So, although we remain ourselves we can become Anna in Anna Karenina or we can become Elizabeth in Pride and prejudice. 

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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: An amazing "Confession" by Leo Tolstoy

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Reading a beautiful book “Confession” first published in Russia (1882), which was removed by Orthodox Church censorship and later published in Geneva (1884). In his “Confession”, Leo Tolstoy confronted his own reflections about the will to live, when in the end, it’s all about nothing.  Every moment is a step closer to dying, then why this whole life’s attempt to gain fame, family, friends and power.

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How Your Brain ‘Sees’ Art

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The Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous painting in the world. Have you ever wondered why?


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Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: An amazing "Confession" by Leo Tolstoy

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In his “Confession”, Leo Tolstoy confronted his own reflections about the will to live, when in the end, it’s all about nothing.  Every moment is a step closer to dying, then why this whole life’s attempt to gain fame, family, friends and power.

This Buddhist influenced treatise on living Christianity through each moment was Tolstoy’s attempt to explain his own rationalist religious feeling. Although the “Confession” led to his excommunication, it also resulted in a large following of Tolstoyan Christians springing up throughout Russia and Europe.
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ॐ नमः शिवाय 
Om Namah Shivaya

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL : Winter Spiritual Retreat by an unique Community Paras Dharma Ashram

Shadow Dancing with Mind: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL : Winter Spiritual Retreat by an unique Community Paras Dharma Ashram | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
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The bi-annual Winter and Summer Spiritual Retreats is organized, for a limited group of only 25 ‘preselected’ participants, by a unique community and Non-Profit Organization and Trust “Paras Dharma Ashram” which is based out of Kushinagar.


The organization also subsidizes the cost of participants to some extent as well as also sponsors various competition to select deserving participants of creative and spiritually focused attitude. Currently, the organization has initiated a contest “Write A Haiku on Spirituality” in Haiku Group at Google+ 

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The Art of Literature - RICHARD SOLOMON ARTISTS ...

The Art of Literature - RICHARD SOLOMON ARTISTS ... | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
The Art of Literature ... Ted Wright. "Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read." ... "I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature." ...
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Wild speculation about the Nobel Prize in Literature

Wild speculation about the Nobel Prize in Literature | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it
Nobody knows who will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Nobody. Not the Swedish Academy, which is still reading through the works of the very secret short list of finalists. Not the most erudite international reader or spot-on fortuneteller.
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Shadow Dancing with Mind: Close Encounter with Science : God Particle - Proud To Be an Indian

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The name Higgs Boson came from a British scientist Peter Higgs and Bose (Satyendra Nath Bose after whose name thesub-atomic particle boson is named). The work done by Bose and Albert Einstein, later added by Higgs, lead to this pioneering day.

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Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature - A H Maslow

Shadow Dancing with Mind: THE READER: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature - A H Maslow | Words that Inspire | Scoop.it

This is one of the great books that I have recently on the Human Nature and innerself. What I really liked in this book, is that Maslow is trying to give us insights about Spirituality and innerself, peak experiences (kind of toned down enlightenment) scientifically. Its an amazing book that has impressed me immensely.

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