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A Zen Master Reveals a Little Known Mindfulness Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from Zen …

Meditation

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

15 Profound Quotes From a Tibetan Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Pema Chödrön? If not, she is one of the most inspiring Tibetan Buddhists you’re likely to hear of.<p>She’s written several books that …

Spirituality

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

What do our dreams mean?

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. "An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

The 81-year-old Indian teacher still transforming lives

<b>Vimla Kaul has not stopped working since she retired as a government school teacher 20 years ago. The 81-year-old educates under-privileged children in India's capital Delhi. She spoke to the BBC's Ayeshea Perera.</b><p>A group of children shout "good morning" at the top of their voices as Vimla Kaul …

Education

Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole That's Blasting The Fastest 'Space Wind' in The Known Universe

Wind speeds of 200 million km/h.<p>Astronomers have discovered the fastest ultraviolet winds ever recorded in the Universe, swirling around a …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

E.coli

The biggest force powering the stock market is starting to disappear, and it could be a huge problem

Companies have been supporting the stock market through buybacks for years.<p>But according to some analysts, the era of buybacks may be coming to a close.<p>And this could be terrible news for the stock market.<p>Companies have been their own best friends<p>According to a note from analysts at HSBC, buybacks …

Markets

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain That Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons …

The Brain

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

Universe

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

Physics

Hundreds of galaxies discovered hidden behind Milky Way (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Scientists have finally mapped the final frontier, and it turns out that one of the most secretive areas of space is just beyond our own backyard – …

Freedom from karma

<b>Krishna</b> starts Chapter 15 with an image of a tree.<p><i>Urdhvamulam adhahshakham ashvattham prahuravyayam</i> ||<p><i>Chandamsi yasya parnani yastam veda sa vedavit</i> …

Spirituality

From darkness to light

<b>In</b> the previous chapter Krishna spoke about Prakriti (or Maya), in the 14th chapter he elaborates on that.<p>The final aim, however, is not being …

Spirituality

The ocean and the wave

Water is both the ocean and the wave<p><b>The</b> fifteenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita gets its name from what Krishna says in the next couple of</i> …

Hinduism

You win even if you lose

<b>After</b> having dealt with food in the 17th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna speaks of worship and the <i>Sattvik, Rajasic, Tamasic</i> attitudes to …

Yoga

Freedom from desire

The eighteenth chapter, `<i>Moksha SanyasaYogah’</i>, starts with a question from Arjuna who asks,`I want to know the truth of<i>sanyasa</i> and</i> …

Spirituality

Of tyaga and knowledge

Knowledge which enables you to see the whole universe as one all-pervading awareness would be considered Sattvic.<p><b>In</b> the fourth verse of the 18th …

Spirituality