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      Ahimsa Yatra / Jaipur Chaturmas
      Learn The Art Of Behaviour With The Formal Education
      Mahima Bokariya
      01.06.2008
      The fourth National conference of teenager boys of age group 13-21 years was held under the auspicious guidance of Acharya Mahapragya at Anuvibha, Jaipur on May 26, 2008. This conference was organized by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad.
      On this occasion, addressing the teenagers, Acharya Mahapragya said that education has its own importance but training on behavioral aspect is also having the great importance in life. For personality and behaviour development, control over negative emotions is very necessary.
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Ahimsa_Yatra_News/LearnTheArtOfBehaviourWit.htm
       
      Acharya Mahapragya’s Representatives meet Gujjars Leaders Col Kirori Singh Bainsala
      Mahima Bokariya
      02.06.2008
      Saman Sidhpragya met Col Bainsala as representative of Acharya Mahapragya in Piloopura to convey Acharya Mahapragya’s message to him. Col Kirori Singh Bainsala said that the complete Gujjar community is obliged to Acharyashree who sent his disciple with a message in such a critical situation. He further said that they will soon going to visit Acharya Mahapragya for his guidance.
      It is to be noted that from past many days Gujjar community is on agitation to include their community in Schedule Tribe status under reservation policy. As an agitation, all Jaipur – Delhi train & road route are jammed by them....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Ahimsa_Yatra_News/AcharyaMahapragya_srepres.htm

      Books & Publisher
      Hindi Granth Karyalay - Bookstore Mumbai
      Alaka Sahani
      05.06.2008
      The long brass chain - with bells at both ends - hanging at the middle of the Hindi Granth Karyalay's entrance has been serving a dual purpose for the last 40 years. Since the stairs leading to the shop are steep, the chain helps the aging customers climb up. While its jingles, as if unwittingly, announce the arrival of a booklover.
      They alert Manish Modi, who now runs the CP Tank Road landmark founded by his great-grandfather Pandit Nathuram Premi, to accord them a warm welcome. Nestled in a century-old building, the bookstore's ambiance resembles that of a home library, albeit its size and number of books stacked are little too much for that...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Articles/HindiGranthKaryalay-Books.htm
       
      Hindi Granth Karyalay - Publishers Since 1912
      Manish Modi
      05.06.2008
      We introduce ourselves as a firm of booksellers and publishers specialising in Jain, Hindi, Sanskrit and Urdu literature. We are the oldest bookstore in Mumbai delighting book lovers since 24 September, 1912...
      We have published excellent, well-researched books on Jainism under the Pandit Nathuram Premi Research Series...
      We are the proud Distributors of: CATALOGUE OF THE JAIN MANUSCRIPTS OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY in three volumes ...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Articles/HindiGranthKaryalay-Publi.htm

      Worldpeace
      Vision Of Humanity - Global Peace Index
      06.06.2008
      World map of the Global Peace Index. Countries appearing more blue are ranked as more peaceful on the Index, countries appearing more red are ranked as less peaceful.
      Vision of Humanity groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace.  It brings a strategic approach to raising the world’s attention and awareness around the importance of peacefulness to humanity’s survival in the 21st century.
      It is impossible to accurately portray the devastating effects that global challenges such as climate change, lack of fresh water, ever decreasing bio-diversity and overpopulation, will have on all nations unless global unified action is taken.  These global challenges call for global solutions and these solutions will require co-operation on a global scale unparalleled in history.
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Articles/VisionOfHumanity-GlobalPe.htm

      News & Reports
      Best Journalist Award Declared by Shri Mumbai Jain Patrakar Sangh
      31.05.2008
      The 7th Smt. Rukshmaniben Deepchand Gardi Vidyavaridh BEST JAIN PATRAKAR  AWARD 2007 was declared by SHRI MUMBAI JAIN PATRAKAR SANGH.
      For the 2nd Consecutive Year the First Best Patrakar Award  was bagged by Smt. Rakshaben J. Shah -Free-lance Journalist and Spiritual columnist – Mumbai Samachar, editor - Jain Prakash. The second recipient announced was Smt. Parulben Gandhi, while the third winner was Shri Prabhudasbhai  Pujari...
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      JVBL - Correspondence Courses In Jainism (Certificate & M.A. Degree)
      02.06.2008
      JVB London is introducing correspondence courses in Jainism (Certificate & M.A. Degree).
      Prasanna Pragyaji & Rohit Pragyaji will be primarily conducting these classes - beginning: August 2008...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/JVB_London/JVBL-Correspondence_Cours.htm
       
      Shrutpragya Swamiji's USA Program For 2008
      02.06.2008
      USA Contact : Kanti Shah, 918-369-3163, kshah4@..., cell# 918-269-0932
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Articles/ShrutpragyaSwamijisUSAPro-2.htm
       
      JVB Houston - Timeless Wisdom 2008-05 Newsletter
      04.06.2008
      Highlights:
          * Ahimsa Vichaar Manch:    By: Sulekh Jain 
          * Role of Religion and Spirituality in Stopping Smoking - Alok Jain 
          * Samanijis Visit to Chicago - JVB News Desk
          * New JVB Center - Project Status - Alok Jain 
          * The Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of  Philosophy - Samani Chaitanya Pragya
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/JVB_Houston/JVBHouston-TimelessWisdom-13.htm
       
      JVBL - Preksha Meditation Workshops
      05.06.2008
      On 17th and 18th May, two one-day workshops on ‘Women and children’s health’ and ‘Curing cough, cold and sinusitis’ were held at the JVB London Centre, in the auspicious presence of Samani Prasanna Pragya and Samani Rohit Pragya. In this workshop, participants also had the guidance of Swami Dharmanandji and his wife Nirmalaji. Swami Dharmanandaji has been a practitioner of Preksha Meditation for over 45 years and is the Director of the centre, Adhyatma Sadhana Kendra, in Delhi. Both the workshops included a lecture from Samaniji and Swami Dharmanandji, the practice of relaxation, meditation, yoga and a discussion on the workshop topic....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/JVB_London/JVBL-PrekshaMeditationWor.htm
       
      JVBL - Samanijis’ Talk At Health Seminar & Performed Prayer At Mahaveer Award Ceremony
      05.06.2008
      On 10th May, Samanijis were invited to a health seminar held by the members of Navnat Centre. The session commenced with a talk on ‘Colour and Health’ by Samani Rohit Pragya. In her talk introducing ‘Leshya’, she revealed that modern ‘Color Science’ is none other than the Jain concept of leshya.  Explaining the power of color and how it affects our health, she included some true anecdotes. The session was continued by Samani Prasannna Pragya. She taught the practice of Color Therapy and inspired all participants to do Color Meditation to get rid of all physical and mental diseases. Approximately sixty participants took the benefit of the seminar. Ms. Surabhi, who organized this seminar, paid her gratitude towards Samanijis for coming and enlightening all the participants.
      On 18th May 2008, Samani Prasanna Pragya and Samani Rohit Pragya visited Harrow Leisure Centre on invitation of Young Indian Vegetarian Society UK, directed by Nitin Mehta, to honour Shri Dada J. P. Vasvani with the Mahaveer Award for his remarkable efforts in the field of non-violence. On this occasion, award-holder J. P. Vasvani discussed ‘Three secrets of Happiness’...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/JVB_London/JVBL-Samanijis_TalkAtHeal.htm

      Maryada Mahotsav 2008 Videos
      Maryada Mahotsav - 144th - Video Coverage 13. Feb. 2008
      06.06.2008
      A permanent video documentation by Terapanthinfo.com & HereNow4U
      Day 3
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Maryada_Mahotsav/MaryadaMahotsav-144th-Vid-3.htm

      ISSJS - Study Notes
      Teachings of Māhavīra (1)
      Dr Shugan Chand Jain
      01.06.2008
      Māhavīra [599 – 527 BCE] is the last and 24th Tirthankara of Jains. He was born in Distt Vaishali in the present state of Bihar India. His parents were the followers of Pārśva, the 23rd tirthańkara of Jains who attained emancipation some 250 years earlier. The current religion and philosophy of Jains is based on Māhavīra’s sermons, teachings and the way He lived His life. It is important to understand the state of affairs in India and abroad during His lifetime so that we can appreciate His teachings better. He was born in the ruler caste (kşatŗiya) to the chief of the Distt Vaishali, a district which was run by democratically elected rulers and was a prosperous district. There were more than 350 different philosophical preachers at that time in India alone[1]. Animal sacrifice (bali) and yajňas (long strenuous worship of God, with sacrifices of animals and even human beings) to achieve worldly comforts were the popular rituals...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/ISSJS/TeachingsofMahavira.htm
       
      Teachings of Māhavīra (2)
      Dr Shugan Chand Jain
      02.06.2008
      For Śrāvakas He asked them to observe 5 mini vows (aņuvratas), six essential duties and avoidance of basic sins from their life. Further he says that we should practice the vows according to our capacity and inclination so that we can practice them comfortably and gradually enhance their severity. Further he talked of practice with confessing one’s nonimplementation of vows and start all over again (chedopasthāniya conduct). The main sermons for common man was to atleast keep his thoughts pure and knowingly not commit any sin.
      The prayer, widely known as Meri Bhāvanā (My prayer) by Jugal Kishore Mukhtāra, recited by most of the Jains on regular basis sums up the practice of Māhavīra’s teachings by common men /women...
       
      Methods of Mahāvīra for Social Change [1] Metaphysical Method
      Prof. Kamal Chand Sogani
      03.06.2008
      In the cultural history of mankind, Mahāvīra is one of those few towering personalities who fought for individual liberty and revolted against the economic exploitation and social oppression of man and introduced vigorous innovations in the then existing social law and order. Mahāvīra regarded the individual and his social responsibility as the key to the progress of both individual and society. Mahāvīra did not confine himself to individual uplift, but he dedicated himself to the development of a new creative social order for the healthiest orientation of the individual. Thus in the philosophy of Mahāvīra, both individual and society, ‘I’ and ‘Thou’ are properly reconciled...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/ISSJS/MethodsofMahaviraforSocia.htm
       
      Methods of Mahāvīra for Social Change [2] Socio-Ethical Method
      Prof. Kamal Chand Sogani
      04.06.2008
      A non-violent society cannot subscribe to class exploitation and social oppression of man. Mahāvīra bestowed social prestige upon the downtrodden individuals. This led to the development of self-respect in them. Thus he showed that no man or woman should be deprived of availing himself of the opportunities of advancement. This Ahińsite spirit of Mahāvīra extended itself even to the lowest scale of life and he promulgated that life as such is basically identical. Hence no living being should be hurt, enslaved and excited...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/ISSJS/MethodsofMahaviraforSocia-2.htm
      Methods of Mahāvīra for Social Change [3] Method Of According Religious Freedom to Women and Downtrodden People
      Prof. Kamal Chand Sogani
      05.06.2008
      Mahāvīra gave complete religious freedom to women. They were allowed to accept the life of asceticism like men. Mahāvīra himself initiated Candanā into the ascetic order. In the Sańgha of Mahāvīra 36000 Sādhvīs were following religious observances. "The followers of Jaina religion have been divided into four categories, viz., Sādhus, Sādhvīs, Śrāvakās and Śrāvikās. Sādhvīs are female ascetics who follow the five great vows in a very strict manner. This shows that complete freedom was given to women to enter the ascetic order. Female sex was no bar to the practice of asceticism. The Jaina ācāryas were extremely sympathetic in their attitude to women and admitted them freely into their order, no matter whether the candidates for admission were royal consorts, members of the aristocracy, and women belonging to the common run of society...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/ISSJS/MethodsofMahaviraforSocia-3.htm
       
      Methods of Mahavira for Social Change [4] Method To Propound The Philosophy Of Fighting Defensive Wars And Of Vegetarianism
      Prof. Kamal Chand Sogani
      06.06.2008
      The term hińsā may be defined as the committing of injury to the Dravya- Prāņas and the Bhāva- Prāņas through the operation of intense-passion-infected Yoga (activity of mind, body, and speech).[19] Suicide, homicide and killing of any other life whatsoever aptly sum up the nature of hińsā, inasmuch as these villainous actions are rendered conceivable only when the Dravya- Prāņas and the Bhāva- Prāņas pertaining to oneself and to others are injured. The minimum number of Dravya- Prāņas has been considered to be four and the maximum has been known to be ten; and the Bhāva- Prāņas are the very attributes of Jīvas. The amount of injury will thus be commensurate with the number of Prāņas injured at a particular time and occasion...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/ISSJS/MethodsofMahaviraforSocia-4.htm

      Press Review
      Meditation Good For Healthy Life
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      31.05.2008
      The first task of philosophy is to release super-mental consciousness capable of perceiving subtle truths. That is also the task of meditation. The second task of philosophy is to train the mind. Subtle truths can be perceived by the subtle mind alone.
      There are various methods of training the mind. Bhavakriya is one of them. It means a balanced co-ordination between action and mind or a synthesis between the two. They should be made to run parallel to each other. If they run in different directions, there can be no synthesis. Our mind should be concentrated on what we are doing. It should not be estranged from action....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Press_Reviews/MeditationGoodForHealthyL.htm
       
      Process of Self-Purification
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      01.06.2008
      Self-purification goes further than self-control. In fact, without self-purification self-control can never be complete. Self-control has its limits. Self-purification is necessary for changing one's habit and to wholly transform one's character and personality. It is not a matter of mere change of direction, but a complete transmutation.
      But what is self-purification and what are its principles? The spiritual practitioners and self-realized souls made many important discoveries in this sphere and fortunately these were preserved and are available to us today....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Press_Reviews/ProcessofSelf-Purificatio-2.htm
       
      Developing A Sense Of Equanimity
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      05.06.2008
      The complete definition of this world is tied in these two words: like & dislike. Our entire behaviour is regulated by like & dislike. Hence, the necessity for a third eye arose. The third eye should open. The third eye is the eye of equanimity. 'The third eye' is often talked about today.
      Preksha means the development of the sense of equanimity - to open the eye of equanimity. When this eye is opened, we will see- and only see. We will try to comprehend Reality, know the Truth. Neither the feeling of like nor dislike will be linked to this. This is the balanced management of our sensory perception....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Press_Reviews/DevelopingASenseOfEquanim.htm

      Transforming The Emotions, The Mind Becomes Pure
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      05.06.2008
      Our aim is to enter the inner world. The world of emotions is the world of spirituality and religion. It is the centre of transformation…
      The development of pure emotions is the first step towards our destination. We cannot carry out this task on the levels off mind, body and speech. This transformation has to take place from within. We have to dive deep within, enter the world of emotions and refine them. Once this purification occurs, the stream of emotions will automatically change. The flow of impure feelings like violence, envy and thieving get transformed into non-violence, forgiveness, mercy and compassion. Until a practitioner of meditation, spirituality and religion strikes at the root cause, his meditation, practice and worship will not be right....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Press_Reviews/TransformingTheEmotionsTh.htm

       
      New Books in Progress :

       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India - Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [09.5] Specific Events in the Life of Women - Remarriage of Women
      31.05.2008
      Besides niyoga (supra) there are sundry instances, mutually overlapping, of remarriage of women in different contexts. The term punarbhu ("become [a wife] again") indicates this, but its meaning is not uniform (THIEME 447-460 [esp. 459], JOLLY 60 and the triad infra). The term was used in closely related but different cases. There is little information about the form and practise of remarriage. THIEME 452-457 discusses remarriage as negation of suttee (two vedic verses, § 12.1)...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-24.htm
       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [09.6] Specific Events in the Life of Women - The Widow's Right of Inheritance
      01.06.2008
      We begin with a few words on female property.
      The property of a woman is stridhana (stri = wife, dhana = property). DERRETT 185. There was an old view that women had no property, they were property (Manu 8.416; ALTEKAR 219).
      Manu 8.416. Wife, son, and slave  --  all these three, tradition tells us, are without property. Whatever they may earn becomes the property of the man to whom they belong...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-25.htm
       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [09.7] Specific Events in the Life of Women - Feticide and Female Infanticide
      02.06.2008
      Female infanticide seems to be mentioned in three related but not identical early, Vedic, sentences (1-3). The sentences refer to childbirth, and in each case it is said that "they" throw a daughter aside ("abandon, expel, reject"), sentences 1-3. By contrast it is said that "they" lift up a son (1) and that "they" do not throw a son aside (2-3). E.g. (1): "... they deposit [throw away] a daughter on birth, a son they lift up " (the two other texts accordingly); SYED To 87. The custom may be female infanticide (by exposure) or, more likely, a symbolical act indicating the inferiority of a female (females are Shudras!). ALTEKAR 7-8; SYED To 87-90; KANE 509. Under the circumstances, the three sentences are not sufficient indications of female infanticide in pre-epic times. In the epic we have "no decisive evidence for the exposure of female babies" (BROCKINGTON 224). Manu does not forbid (does not mention) female infanticide. Non-institutional infanticide does not appear in the texts. --  The infanticide discussion should not make us forget that already in Vedic times there was a sharp and explicit distinction between female and male offspring...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-26.htm
       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [10.1] Varia - Devadasis
      03.06.2008
      According to general usage, devadasis ("dancing girls"; literally: females in the service of gods) are women who are closely connected with a temple where they sing and dance for the god. They are mostly unmarried and have sexual relations with the king and with the priests. "Devadasi" is the current designation for the category. Our description is correct in general, but applies quite specific on the situation in Puri (atypical role of the king). The devadasis of the Puri temple (Orissa, Puri District) are our main subject. The principle deity of Puri is Jagannath (English spelling until recently "Juggernaut")...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-27.htm
       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [10.2] Varia - Prostitution in General
      04.06.2008
      We read on child-prostitution: "Silence, sacrifice and sufferance are some of the moral qualities specifically extolled among the girl children."(SYED To 100)
      CHANDRA writes "In spite of the rural bias of Vedic culture there is evidence which clearly points to the fact that prostitution existed in Rig Vedic times." (p.1) Epic evidence of prostitution is not missing, but it is part of the scene, and prostitutes do not enter the action (MEYER We 198-205; CHANDRA 9-11; BROCKINGTON 434). Early Buddhist works of the same period include a number of stories were courtesans have active roles (CHANDRA Chapter 2). We concentrate below on literature in the post-Christian period when the culture of courtesans had reached its climax...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-28.htm
       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [11.1] The Woman in the Epics - General
      05.06.2008
      The epics are a literary corpus in its own right. The extent and character of the material and the systematic study by J.BROCKINGTON recommend a careful treatment of the epics in our article. The recorded facts are almost always based on the life in the royal houses...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-29.htm
       
      The Predicament of Women in Ancient India [11.2] The Woman in the Epics - Mahabharata: Story of Savitri
      06.06.2008
      We are following VAN BUITENEN (760-778 translation of the critical edition; 760-761: abstract). See also JAMISON 245-247.
      A king named Ashvapati had a daughter, Savitri, as his only child, and even this daughter was conceived only through the help of a goddess. When she had reached the marriageable age (eighteen years according to a later manuscript), Savitri had the radiance of a goddess, an internal brightness which frightened the wooers away -- rather then attracting them. The king faced the problem shared by most fathers of daughters: how to marry her off. Unsuccessful himself, he asked his daughter to find herself a worthy husband (svayamvara marriage, § 3) and to inform him, so that he might give his consent. The king himself quotes a verse from the Manu Smriti (9.4) which enumerates the established duties towards a daughter:..
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Bruhn/ThePredicamentofWomeninAn-30.htm

      Truth Of Life - The Art & Science Of Living - Acharya Mahaprajna
      Truth Of Life [2.2] The Issues - Non-Attachment
      31.05.2008
      [Senses perceive objects and we develop likes and dislikes and get attached or aversed. Likes and dislikes may be developed due to previous Karmas or basic mental propensities. Attachment leads to all the problems of life. Habits are formed due to continued practice of likes and dislikes, which come as vibrations from within. These habits can be changed through detachment to likes and dislikes. Liberation means the ability to change habits. Meditation can go to the root cause and develop the capacity to change ourselves.]
      The senses are meant to perform their respective functions of perception. The existence of senses is not a problem. Eyes are meant for seeing, so seeing is not a problem. Those who move in the world of senses and yet, are able to successfully, keep the senses in harmony, free from attractions and aversions, will find peace and tranquillity. The problem arises only when we attach ourselves to the object seen and forget everything else. Attachment is not by senses, senses are just the means...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Truth_Of_Life/2/TruthOfLife2.2TheIssues-N.htm
       
      Truth Of Life [2.3] The Issues - Epicurism
      02.06.2008
      [The general outlook of the era is to lead a life of pleasure and comforts without any hard work. Pleasure and pain are stimuli. Pleasure causes attraction, pain causes repulsion. Happiness is the by-product of penance and hard work. Hard work ensures proper blood circulation in our body thereby maintaining the health of our body and mind. The countries in which people worked the hardest are the most developed and materially prosperous ones today. So we have to develop such a life system which stresses on hard work. Our consciousness gradually becomes untouched by the ups and downs of life and eventually we achieve uninterrupted happiness, i.e., the happiness of emancipation (moksha) or non-attachment (veetragata). Unfortunately, life is becoming devoid of consciousness due to automation. Uninterrupted happiness cannot be obtained through a robot or a computer; it can only be obtained by developing ones consciousness.]...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Truth_Of_Life/2/TruthOfLife2.3TheIssues-E.htm
       
      Truth Of Life [2.4] The Issues - Preachers
      03.06.2008
      [Generally people like to listen to the teacher who sets examples by practising. One becomes a doer only when one drops ones ego, develops politeness and sits at the feet of his spiritual master. The real, bona fide master is one who teaches by his exemplary conduct and behaviour. Teaching without practising results in ego clashes, conflicts and controversies. You can teach after experiencing and living those experiences, you can never teach by mere sermons.]...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Truth_Of_Life/2/TruthOfLife2.4TheIssues-P.htm
       
      Truth Of Life [2.5] The Issues - Criticism
      04.06.2008
      [True criticism is to perceive your inner Self rather than to find fault with others. There are three types of darkness: deception, wishful desire and a false outlook. Unfortunately, today’s man is not simple; he nurses tension because he tends to be secretive. It is because of this nature that he experiences discontentment along with contentment in his life. He is unable to perceive his inner Self and consequently he suffers. Prekshadhyana trains us how to be open, and witness our own vibrations of anger, desire and passion. Man has to perceive his inner Self to remove the hurdles set in by deception, wishful desire and false outlook.]...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Truth_Of_Life/2/TruthOfLife2.5TheIssues-C.htm
       
      Truth Of Life [2.6] The Issues - Changing Habits
      05.06.2008
      [In today's world, dishonesty, unethical propensities, anarchy, deception and chaos are thriving luxuriously. There is an immediate, concrete need to change these propensities. So changing and reforming habits is very important. This process has to start systematically by practising self-criticism, self-repentance and breaking the barrier of delusion. The practice of Prekshadhyana enables us to introspect the existing feelings, tendencies and habits. After this we must analyse and realise the bad habits. This shatters the veil of delusion resulting in changing one's habit.]...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Truth_Of_Life/2/TruthOfLife2.6TheIssues-C.htm
       
      Truth Of Life [2.7] The Issues - Integrated Personality
      06.06.2008
      [A split personality is the cause of reactions, a narrow outlook, communalism, hypocrisy, immorality, cruelty, greed and selfishness thriving in our society. We should not have a narrow outlook, we have to perceive within and without. True happiness lies within and not in the satisfaction of desires. An integrated personality solves both external and internal problems.]...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/eng/Sections/Truth_Of_Life/2/TruthOfLife2.7TheIssues-I.htm

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      Meditieren - Warum?  [Why Meditate?] - Acharya Mahaprajna
      Meditieren – Warum? [04.1] Physische Gesundheit & Preksha Meditation (1)
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      04.06.2008
      Wenn wir jemanden lange nicht gesehen haben, fragen wir, wie es ihm geht und wollen etwas über seine körperliche Gesundheit wissen. Immer fragen wir nach der körperlichen Gesundheit, niemals nach der mentalen oder emotionalen. Der Geist ist subtiler als der Körper, und die Emotionen sind subtiler als der Geist. Sie sind für uns nicht erkennbar, erkennbar ist der Körper für uns, allenfalls noch der Geist...
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/ger/Themen/Meditieren_Warum/4/Meditieren_Warum04.1Physi.htm
       
      Meditieren – Warum? [04.2] Physische Gesundheit & Preksha Meditation (2)
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      05.06.2008
      Kayotsarga ist der Schlüssel zur Stärkung der Gesundheit. Auf dieser Grundlage haben wir eine Kaayaakalp Methode zur Stärkung der Widerstandskraft als Vorbeugung von Erkrankungen entwickelt. Kaayaakalp bezeichnet im Ayurveda ein striktes Verfahren, in dem Medikation und spirituelle Übungen genau aufeinander abgestimmt werden. Im Ayurveda wird Kaayaakalp angewandt, wenn die Widerstandskraft eines Menschen durch ein schweres Leiden erschöpft ist oder er wegen seines hohen Alters körperlich zu schwach geworden ist, um irgendeine Tätigkeit verrichten zu können. Für die Preksha Meditation haben wir ein aus drei Phasen bestehendes Kaayaakalp Verfahren entwickelt. In jeder Phase praktiziert man gleichzeitig die Tiefenatmung. Wichtig bei der Tiefenatmung ist, dass man sich besonders auf das lange und sorgfältige Ausatmen konzentriert, das man erreicht, wenn man durch die Lippenbremse ausatmet....
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/ger/Themen/Meditieren_Warum/4/Meditieren_Warum04.2Physi.htm

      Weltfrieden
      Global Peace Index 2008
      06.06.2008
      "Vision of Humanity" ist eine Gruppierung, in der mehrere Initiativen eine gemeinsame Strategie entwickeln, wie sie die Weltöffentlichkeit dafür sensibilisieren können, sich für das friedliche Zusammenleben der Menschheit im 21. Jahrhundert einzusetzen. Voraussetzungen für ein friedliches Zusammenleben sind laut "Vision of Humanity" u.a. die Unterstützung nachhaltiger Maßnahmen gegen die drohende Klimakatastrophe, das Recht aller Menschen auf freien Zugang zu unverseuchtem Wasser, Erhaltung der Artenvielfalt, stagnierendes bis rückläufiges Bevölkerungswachstum, keine militärischen Auseinandersetzungen.
      Um sich erst einmal ein faktisch korrektes Bild von der Lage machen zu können, ist laut "Vision of Humanity" eine bisher noch nie dagewesene globale Bündelung aller Initiativen erforderlich, um das Ausmass der bisher verursachten Schäden faktisch abgesichert erkennen und dann gemeinsam etwas dagegen unternehmen zu können.
      http://www.herenow4u.de/Pages/ger/Artikel/GlobalPeaceIndex2008.htm

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