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    27

    Osho


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    27

    E-GO


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    27

    Home Made Water Wheel


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    27

    Rapid weight loss without dieting


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    Back in 2001 I weighed more than 400 pounds. I tried every diet I could think of to lose weight. I even worked face to face with the late Dr. Atkins for two months, and after charging me thousands of dollars, the best he could do was yell at me for being so fat.

    Every diet I tried ended up the same way. There would be a whole list of foods I wasn’t allowed to eat. I’d follow the diet to the letter. I’d lose a little weight through sheer brute force and willpower. Then there would come an inevitable point when I couldn’t take it anymore and I’d have a huge binge. Whatever weight I had lost on the diet would come back in a matter of days, and a week later I’d be 5 pounds heavier than when I started the diet. This pattern of losing 10 pounds and gaining 15 pounds started in 1990, until by September 2001 I reached my peak of 409 pounds. (more…)

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  • Feb
    25

    Hooked On Spying: More Damning NSA Revelations


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    By M Caulfield

    It seems that government officials can’t begin to justify one public relations disaster before falling head first into the next one. In the latest batch of damning revelations from the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) spy program, PRISM, it certainly seems as though things are going to keep getting worse before anything gets better. In fact, the newest leaks show that there aren’t many differences between the NSA and the late East German Stasi. (more…)

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  • Feb
    10

    A Wise Old Tibetan Lama Observes Westerners


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    Around ten years ago, a group of Tibetan monks came to the US, sanctioned by his Holiness the Dalai Lama, to give the world a glimpse of what life is like inside a Tibetan monastery. The visit was centred around a stage show called, the mystical arts of Tibet and the construction of a sacred sand Mandela.

    Long story short, I found myself close to this group of monks, assisting with their everyday needs and cooking and eating with them each evening. I became close with several of the monks and the translator and enjoyed my time with them immensely. Indeed looking back the whole experience was quite an honour and imperative in my own quest to extinguish the ego.

    Towards the end of the construction of the sand mandala in South Beach, Miami and local TV station came to report on the event and arranged a live interview with the Chief Lama, a Geshe-la (gesh-ee-lar), an aged, learned mind-training expert from the Sakya lineage who had a beautiful demeanour and was there to supervise the monks, the mandala and to conduct the final ceremony.

    He was a very dedicated man, very quiet, staying inward almost entirely. You couldn’t make eye contact with the Geshe at this time, he just didn’t come out through his eyes. A life devoted to the Buddhist teachings and radiant as a result, he did not invite verbal communication with anyone (monks included) for the duration of the time I spent with him except a hearty greeting in the morning. His non-verbal transmission was immense to me but he was not a talker at this time and maybe in hindsight, the translator may have been a better choice to interview. (more…)

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  • Feb
    09

    So You Want To Be Free?


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    It has been said that freedom is a higher value even than love. Certainly freedom is not dependent on the presence of love but love can not exist without freedom.

    Firstly, are you sure you’ve figured out exactly what it is that you want to be free from? Is it someone or something, like your wife, your husband, your job or your debt? Or is it something closer to home like negative emotion or physical pain?

    “Free from”, means leaving something behind. On the night he decided to strike for freedom the royal Prince Siddharta, who became Gautama the Buddha observed his wife and newborn child through the door as they slept, before turning and leaving them, along with his privileged lifestyle behind forever. Symbolic maybe, of the detachment necessary for spiritual enlightenment, of the potential of inner transformation beyond the survival realms of money, food and sex, but also a basic truth…

    Freedom from someone or something outside yourself is simple, no matter how much “story” you create around it. If you’re really sure that you wish to be free from someone or some situation, simply remove yourself, choose a different road and resist dwelling and resist answering to the questioning of others. Your “story”, or others’ opinions serve only to complicate matters, don’t buy into it, stay resolute. Just be sure of your intention before you take action. It’s still a big old world out there and it’s not getting smaller, no matter what they tell you.

    If that that you wish to be free from is an internal experience, like anger, fear, addiction, confusion, the inner critic, lust, jealousy, depression etc. you’re much closer to true freedom. You are already taking responsibility for the way you experience life. From here, your true freedom can be realised through acceptance, investigation and understanding of the issue, a willingness to “let go” of psychological or emotional problems and the acknowledgement of your natural movement into clarity or awareness. (more…)

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  • Feb
    09

    Why Subway Bread Smells Like Yoga Mats


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    I’ve renamed this article as Subway’s are special to me because they are on my list of breath holders.

    Along with McDonts, BK, KFC, butchers, hot dog stands, perfumeries and pharmacies, I hold my breath as I pass a Subway’s restaurant. For years Subway’s have been a reminder for me, a consciousness trigger. They provide me with an opportunity to bring more awareness to my world.

    Because I find the stench of these establishments abhorrent, as I pass, I bring awareness to my breath and I hold it, so as to avoid nasal warfare as I walk the high street.

    Certain stores simply stink to me, they literally repulse me. It’s not a mental thing, it’s a physical one. I have no problem with any of the stinky stores personally, I don’t go near them – as long as they don’t hurt any animals or the environment, I’ve got no problem with them. Ooops! Oh ok… I see another common thread between the stinky stores, so maybe it is a mental thing too…

    Anyway, I have for years, quietly chosen to hold my breath as I pass the doorway of a Subway restaurant, to save myself the displeasure of the acrid, chemically stink cloud that pierces my nostrils if I’m caught out. Yoga mat chemical Azodicarbonamide may be the culprit and Subway says they are removing it.

    The big question is: Will Subway Stop Stinking?

    So, I shall give them a sniff next time I go past, I’ve never removed anyone from the breath-holder list yet, maybe Subway will be the first.

    Although I have to say, it just doesn’t seem right. Subway’s – stink, I mean real subways. They always have, right across the world it’s the thing subways have in common – they stink. I always thought Subway’s restaurant were taking the mickey with their choice of name. It’s like calling your restaurant “Urinal” or “Dirty Hole” What do Subway and subways have in common? They are both piss-takers!

    If the high street Subway stops stinking, for me, I will lose a tool to put attention on my breath and they will become useless to me, I mean, they don’t even have toilets like McDonalds. So I think they had better change their trading name – it just wouldn’t be right. I have two suggestions for a new name based on viewing the product and the customers; “Rubber Wraps” or, my favourite, “Stodge”. Catchy? :{I>[UrTheSun]

    Here’s the article;

    Azodicarbonamide is a chemical that’s used in foam rubber products, but in the U.S., it can also be found in breads. Subway says it will remove it.

    Are you familiar with azodicarbonamide? It’s a chemical that bleaches flour and conditions dough. It’s banned in many other countries, including the U.K., Europe, Australia and Singapore, because it can cause respiratory problems. Here in the United States, the USDA and the FDA say it’s safe to consume. (more…)

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