Saturday, May 21, 2011

Inculcating Powers Through Rajyoga Meditation - The Power To Co-operate

Soul Sustenance 04-01-2011

Inculcating Powers Through Rajyoga Meditation - The Power To Co-operate

In India, there is a saying that when everyone gave a finger of
co-operation, the mountain of sorrow was lifted. If we look with open
eyes at the world of today, and at current social, financial and
environmental trends, it's clear that there is widespread suffering
and sorrow, that it is likely to get worse, and that to remove this
sorrow will be a task like lifting a mountain. Meditation ignites a
conviction inside us that the task will be done. Although we have such
different backgrounds, cultures, personalities, and so on; meditation
shapes our personalities in such a way that it becomes easy for us to
share our resources, work together, and give our own finger of
co-operation in the task.

The way meditation achieves this is interesting. Look at the other
side - at what prevents co-operation: it is ego, where I am in a state
of self-glorification, hungry for personal praise or fame, and not
concerned about the wellbeing of the team. In ego, I think I am the
only one who knows, the one who is right. Ego kills co-operation. Ego
is closely connected to body-consciousness. An enormous 'I and my'
factor comes in when I think of myself as this body, and lose sight of
the soul. My race, my color, my gender, my physical appearance, my
education, my family, my job, my position, my possessions - all these
become part of the build-up of ego. Working with others with
co-operation, who may at any moment challenge my ego with their own
different agendas and needs, then becomes stressful.
ANI, Dec 28, 2010, 12.00am IST

Vegetarian diet can prevent cancer

It's a known fact that vegetarian diet helps fight cancer, but a new
research suggests that plants may protect us from cancer in a far more
novel way – they may block a cancer's ability to grow.

Populations that consume less animal food and more plant food have a
lower risk of cancer and the risk of cancer in vegetarians is about 50
per cent lower than among people who eat meat on a regular basis.

Plant foods are high in antioxidants, and antioxidants can protect DNA
from damage that can lead to malignant transformation.

As per the new study, vegetarian food can block cancer's ability to
grow via a process called angiogenesis, a tissue's ability to grow new
blood vessels, reports the Age .

If the process of angiogenesis goes awry, new blood vessels don't form
when they are needed, or blood vessel formation continues out of

Researchers have developed some drugs that can help to shrink tumour
growth or even reduce the spread of cancer by inhibiting angiogenesis.

Scientists like William Li, a researcher who heads the Angiogenesis
Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are looking at the power of
certain foods to block angiogenesis.

The plant chemicals in the foods like apples, oranges, blackberries,
vegetables like tomato pumpkins etc. seem to be able to inhibit
angiogenesis so that a single cancer cell or cluster of cancer cells
is never able to grow enough to cause any mischief. Some plants also
contain tumour-suppressor proteins, which help to curb the growth of
cancer cells.

Studies in the past have shown that men who eat cooked tomato products
two to three times a week reduce their prostate cancer risk by about
50 per cent.

Up to 35 per cent of cancers may be caused by poor diet, and cancer
risk is also much higher among people who are obese.
Good actions form a good character.

Projection: When there is any wrong action performed, there is a lot of guilt and remorse. Such negative feelings persist, colouring negatively all future actions also. So the regret doesn't help in changing anything at all or improving the situation in any way. Instead it further deteriorates the situation. On the other hand, positive actions consciously performed forms a good character.

Solution: At a time when I do something wrong, if I intentionally and consciously perform a good action, it becomes a base for the old feeling of guilt and remorse to be gone. It is like an audiocassette. When something new and nice is recorded, the old unwanted recording vanishes. So when I record in this way, I will be easily able to do away with my old unwanted habits.

Soul Sustenance 03-01-2011

The Subtle Forms Of Fear

One result of being afraid is doubt. When a person is lost in a sea of doubts, they cannot believe in the solutions and answers that come to mind, they are not even willing to try them and experiment with them to see if they work.

Doubts can go to the extreme of creating such uncertainty and insecurity that the person suffers mental paralysis or emotional seizure. Then, they can enter a state of panic and become paralyzed to the point of not finding the initiative to be positive. The mind is filled with questions related to How? What? Why?

These questions are not asked in order to find answers but to prolong the doubts, or to remain on the defensive, or in a state of lack of commitment, where the person really does not want to listen or know.

Asking with the objective of being informed is different from doubt.

When someone wants to be informed, they ask constructive questions with an openness to learn and willingness to experiment. When there is fear, expressed in the form of doubts, jealousy, secretiveness or a competitive attitude, there is no willingness to learn. At the heart of all this is the fear of loss, whether it be of a person, position, possession or one's own image. Fears cause dependence, expectations, and conflict with oneself or with others
.Here are My Wishes for You...
H ours of happy times with friends and family
A bundant time for relaxation
P rosperity
P lenty of love when you need it the most
Y outhful excitement at lifes simple pleasures

N ights of restful slumber (you know - dont' worry be happy)
E verything you need
W ishing you love and light

Y ears and years of good health
E njoyment and mirth
A angels to watch over you
R embrances of a happy years!

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