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 on: Sep 21, 2017 10:01 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Red
Hi Mccoy,

I probably haven't any good advice since I've stopped all forms of traditional meditation. Very rarely do I take the time now to sit and still the mind. Having remembered when I would meditate I can say that I miss it. I am so restless at times now... Just last night I had the TV on and phone in hand, doing at least 3 or 4 things at once- I feel sick just thinking about it. Having the discipline you said you appreciate, is enough to get back on it. I am trying but can't last as long as I used to. It may sound naive but I think you become more a master of your reality when you have the Will to dictate ... Your influence is potent and even nature has been known to bow to the strong Willed. I struggle mustering the discipline to shut myself up for just 5 minutes anymore. I struggle regularly when an outside influence presents something to me that goes against my greater desires. These little things really add to your character in the long run. It may not be mind blowing astral projection or whatever other wild imaginings may come as a result but there's certainly the topic of health to seriously consider and remember whenever you feel discouraged... How sad is it when one is constantly struggling to stay true to themselves and ends up spiraling further from the desired result as a consequence? Meditation, from what I can remember, has helped me steer clear from things I regrettably experience now. 

 on: Sep 21, 2017 04:16 pm 
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 on: Sep 21, 2017 02:31 am 
Started by Red - Last post by Red
An enlightening speech as we watch events around the world unfold...


 on: Sep 21, 2017 02:31 am 
Started by Red - Last post by Red
Hi McCoy,
I find your post relatable so I hope my next post doesn't run you off...

Cheers Brother

 on: Sep 20, 2017 10:56 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by mccoy
Many people loose interest in meditation because they do not get instant results. We have expectations out of ourselves and others. If those expectations are not met we give up too easily. I have seen results from meditation and spirit but our desires and expectations are not always satisfied. God may have very different plans for ourselves then we do and we may even find our desires are being satisfied but we may not have known how long it takes to satisfy some desires and what we have to go thru to do so. We may even question, with good reason, whether having satisfaction of our desires will lead to the happiness we are seeking. When this occurs we recognize that we may have mixed feelings about our material desires and continue more diligently to seek ultimate satisfaction in meditation and spirit.

Steve, it's not that I'm not getting instant results, I'm not even getting very delated results...

I enjoy the discipline though.

 on: Sep 20, 2017 10:54 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by mccoy
Resurrecting this thread, but the spiritual rewards we've been promised by the great saints are too hard to achieve, objectively too difficult.

Time to quit? Nope, but when there is no reinforcement, no positive feedback, meditation just becomes a grinding along without real enthusiasm.

I don't know what's wrong with me or with Raja Yoga, maybe nothing, maybe it's just supposed to be a boring grinding along and Yogananda wrote his book just as an enticing supersalesman. He was successfull and I'm very glad I bought his teachings and went thru his discipline, but I imagined something far more lively than this meditative dullness.

 on: Sep 20, 2017 10:40 pm 
Started by Red - Last post by mccoy
I confess you that I'm not following the news anymore. Maybe earthquakes because I'm a geologist, hurricanes beacuse they hold a sinister fascination and sometimes I linger a few seconds on news from the bizzarre leader of North Korea.
But I just got tired of all the news repeating themselves. I'm not interested in Trump nor in global warming nor in domestic policy, for Heaven's sake.

Right now I've maybe egoistically retreated in my little busy world, pursuing householder's chores, healthy regimen, meditation, work, study. I've little concerns about the wider community. People won't change, I've no wish to change people.

I'll get interested only if the wordly event will directly impinge upon my little universe. And only for that limited time.

 on: Sep 20, 2017 10:33 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by mccoy

.....I'm looking forward to my Death, just to start an adventurous travel into that world.

Of course, I'm not doing anything which will make my Death approach faster. But I'm extremely curious to see the hereafter.
Maybe guys, we are goign to meet over there, maybe not, maybe we are goign to recognize ourselves, maybe not.

It's interesting to see 2 years backwards and how the mental drifts changed direction. Now I'm into nutrition & health and longevity, trying to decrease my likelyhood of premature death and to increase my healthy lifespan to 105 at least. Also, I'm thinking it would be fun to become the oldest human being (officially) in history. Of course with all mental processes unscathed and reasonable good health.
Yoga serves the longevity purpose as well, by simple meditation and pranayama and if we are able, by pratahyara and samhadi. Few are able though to stop breath and heart. Probably very very few...

 on: Sep 18, 2017 04:31 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
i have seen a tremendous amount of geese recently especially over a lake that is nearby. i believe geese for tell a new direction and journey ahead.

The time when Canada geese migrate announces the passages of the Great Circle of the Year, reminding us of the sanctity of the cycles of our lives. There are lessons to be learned from this birds compliant and communal demeanour – they don’t ever leave behind an ill or wounded fellow bird. They are very compassionate, caring and loving selfless creatures. We are able to see that this attitude is very natural behaviour. They also know when to lead or when to follow – members of a flock alternate these roles. This teaches us that when we are balanced and in harmony with our personal rhythms we will also know when to lead and when to follow. We are taught the values of leadership not being about an exclusive privilege or a burden but a shared opportunity.



 on: Sep 18, 2017 12:49 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
This topic has been moved to Vedic Texts the Upanishads and Sutras etc. ; Karma, Kleshas, Samskaras, Maya etc..


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