Category Archives: The power of attention and meditation

Testimonies about the importance of attention in art, scientific research, and a spiritual quest. How to develop concentration

Ramana Maharshi – video

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Jacques Lusseyran : The attention

Jacques Lusseyran (1924-1971) was a  french author and a blind hero of the French Resistance.. He became totally blind in a school accident at the age of 8. “At all times, I know of the world only what I deserve … Continue reading

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When you are walking, know that you are walking

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Walking meditation in the Theravada tradition – The power of attention

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Meditation techniques – Levels of enlightenment and Satori – video

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When one succeeds in staying focused, there is an outcome. But this outcome can only be achieved when I lose my ordinary individuality as I know it usually… Edward Salim Michael gives some important clues for meditation.    

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Bhaghavad Gita : He who sees Me everywhere and sees all in Me, to him I do not get lost, nor does he get lost to Me.

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“Motionless like the light of a lamp in a windless place is the controlled consciousness (free from its restless action, shut in from its outward motion) of the Yogin who practises union with the Self. That in which the mind … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh – Mindful movements – video

 

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The Bhagavad-Gita : the Greatest of all Gains

That in which the mind becomes silent and still by the practice of Yoga: that in which the Self is seen within in the Self by the Self, and the soul is satisfied. That in which the soul knows its … Continue reading

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Ramana Maharshi : Meditation

Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form. Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its … Continue reading

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Vigilance is the path to Life Eternal

Vigilance is the path to Life Eternal. Thoughtlessness is the path to death. The reflecting vigilant die not. The heedless are already dead. Dhammapada (21)   The French philosopher Simone Weil said, ‘Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer.’] I love that. … Continue reading

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Salim Michael : The Attention and its Importance

A human being’s attention is the most precious treasure he possesses. Its purpose, force, and importance in life may not be very obvious, since through long, habitual, and instinctive use it is generally taken too much for granted. (…) On … Continue reading

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