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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Utter futility!

Friday was a slow day work wise and I was generally mulling over stuff, browing.
I hit this link and this just reinforced to me how beautiful the whole concept of moksha really is and the utter futility of the rat race hit me.
I have been terribly overextended with so much 'stuff' I have undertaken and it just highlighted how the focus should be around attaining the end nirvana objective and living in the self and how totally inefficient it was to be shooting for earthly objectives that really don't have a cause.
Can't I just funnel all my activities and create more time for meditation and in my attempts to be in the present.
Actually, I do know what I need - I need that glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel. So far it is so very missing ...I am floundering and not knowing, why I am doing what I do.

Have also been listening to Eckhart Tolle and he has an amazing technique of highlighting his message with some great humor. It seems so near but so far.

My techniques have been varied in the last few days
A) Pranayama
B) Japa - technique that Kavitha passionately described in great detail
C) Japa with Ramana Maharishi
D) Just trying to be in the present

This seems like it is going nowhere.

1 comment:

  1. I am so greatful to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah for turning me onto Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her beautiful book ""My Stroke of Insight"". Her story is amazing and her gift to all of us is a book purchase away I'm happy to say.

    Dr Taylor was a Harvard brain scientist when she had a stroke at age 37. What was amazing was that her left brain was shut down by the stroke - where language and thinking occur - but her right brain was fully functioning. She experienced bliss and nirvana and the way she writes about it (or talks about it in her now famous TED talk) is incredible.

    What I took away from Dr. Taylor's book above all, and why I recommend it so highly, is that you don't have to have a stroke or take drugs to find the deep inner peace that she talks about. Her book explains how. ""I want what she's having"", and thanks to this wonderful book, I can! Thank you Dr. Taylor, and thank you Eckhart and Oprah.

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