Friday, October 30, 2015

Lao Tzu


“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

Vabadus ootustest

“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha


“You are asked — temporarily, of course — to lay aside all your philosophical, religious, and political opinions, and to become almost like an infant, knowing nothing. Nothing, that is, except what you actually hear, see, feel, and smell. Take it that you are not going anywhere but here, and that there never was, is, or will be any other time than now. Simply be aware of what actually is without giving it names and without judging it, for you are now feeling out reality itself instead of ideas and opinions about it. 

ALAN WATTS "Tao: The Watercourse Way"


13 Vanaema

“Teach me how to use my will
living the truth I find within,
Discovering all parts of me
where light and shadow blends.”
Jamie Sams “Setting Sun Woman”, The 13 Original Clan Mothers





Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jaga rõõmu



“Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much.”

Eckhart Tolle



“If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening to the Great Silence of the stones, trees, space, wild animals, and to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.”

Vijali Hamilton


“I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.”

Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover


Inimesed ja nende maa

In other words, such peoples do not just live in a group, as a collection of individuals, the community is part of their being, an extension of their self. In the same way, they do not feel that they just live on land, but that their land is a part of their very identity, as much as part of their being as their own body. This is one of the reasons why being forcibly ‘relocated’ by governments is such a tragedy for them. Their attachment to their land is so powerful that they experience this as a kind of death. The Fijian anthropologist A. Ravuva, for example, notes that the Fijian’s relationship to their vanua or land is ‘an extension of the concept of self. To most Fijians the idea of parting with one’s vanua or land is tantamount to parting with one’s life’ (1983, p.7).



Jumalad ja loodusvaimud

At first traces of the old spirit-religions blended with the new god-religions. As I have suggested above, the early goddesses may have been a kind of intermediary stage between spirits and male gods, since the female psyche was more closely linked to the nature, and possessed the same nurturing and caring characteristics. As scholars like Gimbutas and Eisler tell us, the Goddess—and goddesses—was a symbol of the one-ness, the fecundity and the benevolence of nature. The idea of spirit-force was not completely forgotten by the early Egyptians either, who referred to Akh and Ba (the former referring to the universal soul, the latter the animating spirit which flows from Akh and pervades the whole of nature). Even in Greece, there was a pre-theistic stage of religion, Eue theia, when there was, in Cassirer’s words, ‘a natural kinship, a consanguinity that connects man with plants and animals’ (1970, p.91). It was only later, when this connection was broken, that gods came into being.



It is what it is

Maailmahing ja maailma hinged

"The second element of native religions is belief in spirits (in the plural). The world teems with spirits—both the spirits of dead human beings and ‘natural’ spirits which have always existed incorporeally. As E.B. Idowu writes of traditional African religion, ‘There is no area of the earth, no object or creature, which has not a spirit of its own or which cannot be inhabited by a spirit’ (1975, p.174). Like the Great Spirit itself, individual spirits are not anthropomorphic beings with personalities, like gods. They are not beings at all. As Idowu writes, ‘they are more often than not thought of as powers which are almost abstract, as shades or vapours’ (pp. 173–4). And spirits are involved in the world in a way that gods are not. Unlike gods, they are never separate from it, but always moving through it, or living within its rocks, trees and rivers."

Steve Taylor



“May all beings be happy, content and fulfilled,
May all beings be healed and whole,
May all beings have whatever they want and need
May all beings be protected from harm and free from fear,
May all beings be awakened, liberated and free,
May there be peace on the earth and the entire universe.”





Wednesday, October 28, 2015



Jack Lalaine told me once a long time ago, “I never eat anything that has a wrapper.” Prophetic advice from a nutrition icon. Just think, foods with wrappers are generally processed and then wrapped to help preserve them.


Honey and stevia might be the only sweeteners that naturally occur in nature. I am a bee-keeper and love my bees, but I have to wonder if honey is actually meant for humans. With about 10 to 20 thousand stingers protecting each hive, it makes you wonder if nature intended for us to have any!

John Douillard / Everyday Ayurveda

Mulle see artikkel tegelikult ei meeldi.
Lõpuni ei lugenud.
Ei usu, et puuviljasöömist tuleb neis sisalduvate suhkrute pärast piirata.


Igaks juhuks "ei"

“A confused mind says ‘no.’

Alan Watts

Maailma seedimine

Ayurveda considers digestion the root of all health, but digestion holds a more broad and subtle meaning. Obviously you need to digest the food you eat, but you also need to digest everything that touches your skin, everything you see and hear and the emotions you experience.
Mental indigestion
Newborn babies are exceptionally sensitive to new experiences and are likely to be over stimulated by excessive play, cuddles with too many new people or lack of sleep. All thoughts need to be processed, which happens naturally when we sleep, or better still when we meditate, breathe or find the time and space to just be. Allow your baby plenty of down time, to just contemplate the world, to absorb all her new experiences and just stare into space. 
You don’t always have to stop your baby from crying. You can hold them through their suffering and reassure them of your unconditional love. In the pauses between crying you can say to your baby “I love you when you feel happy and I love you when you feel sad” or whatever else your heart moves you to say. You may even find yourself having a cry with your baby too. 

JULIA JONES / Everyday Ayurveda



What is solar noon?
Solar noon is the midway point between sunrise and sunset, at which the sun is as high over one’s head as it will be. Solar noon shifts by a few minutes every day. Tracking it with pencil-and-paper calculations over your morning tea can be a powerful first step in understanding, and then feeling, the fact that you have biorhythms. It also connects you, through contemplation, to the actual material source of your life.
The morning gathers and builds. Midday executes and transforms. The afternoon releases and expands.
Then the cycle starts again. Evening collects and nurtures. Midnight oil radiates through dreams or bursts of creative insomnia. And the very early morning feels open and vast – perfect for meditation and journaling.

Matthew Remski 

Allikas: Everyday Ayurveda


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt - Powerful

Neli "mantrat".

1. Darling, I am here for you.

2. Darling, I know you're there.

3. Darling, I know you suffer - that's why I'm here for you.

4. Darling, I suffer. I'm trying my best to practice. Please, help me.

Ajai Alai mantra - 2 hours

Mõnus muusika uinumiseks ja taustaks.

Viis meeleplekki

The five kleshas are as follows:

Avidya: Ignorance or forgetfulness. This is when we forget what our true nature really is. We spend our lives unable to see the true nature of reality.

Asmita: Egotism. We identify with what we’re not. We identify ourselves as being separate from others and from the nature of reality.

Raga: Attachments or desires. When our desires are not met, we suffer in some way. Oftentimes we don’t even begin to question these desires because we’re so darn attached to them, and have been for so many years.

Dvesha: This is aversion––the opposite of desire. When we’re living in a limited state, the aversions are things we don’t want. While we can’t stop things that we don’t want from happening, we can make ourselves strong enough to not be thrown off when we’re faced with the things we feel averse to. When we eliminate our weakness to the aversions we have in our lives, we can become incredibly powerful and free.

Abhinivesa: The fear of death. On some level, all our fears come down to this one, and we all have it––whether we like to admot it or not.

Allikas: Yoganonymous