Ramana Maharshi : Meditation

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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 weakness; by constant meditation it gains strength.

The mind of one meditating on a single object becomes … Read the rest >

Attention is the origin of faith- Nicephorus the Solitary, Prayer consists of attention- Simone weil

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Attention is the origin of faith, hope, and love, according to to Nicephorus the Solitary, a fourteeth-century monk of Mt. Athos,

Having banished every thought from this inner talking (for you can do this if you want to). give it the following short prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me––and Read the rest >

El Sistema : A visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music. A new model for social change.

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33 years ago in a parking garage in Caracas, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered together 11 children to play music. El Sistema was born. It now teaches music to 300,000 of Venezuela’s poorest children, demonstrating the power of ensemble music to dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s youth while transforming the … Read the rest >

Edward Salim Michael : The Attention and its Importance

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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 the higher planes of life, the human being’s attention plays a particularly vital role in great artistic … Read the rest >