Friday, April 29, 2005

Last post, I mentioned about Meditation. The urban lifestyle is heading for 'stressed generation' and this is a rising concern. I just heard a corporate meet lunch was turned from the spicy to the Salad platter. More people gearing for the Gym n Aerobics n above all, a rising trend for Meditation.This reminds of the Master - Osho Rajneeshji. I'd recommend a great Osho Meditation Read. Osho has ever been known as a Mystic, enlightened master who worldwide created a rebellion for the sake of man's freedom and meditation. Osho said "Meditation is not something new; you have come with it into the world. Mind is something new, meditation is your nature."

Meditation is an adventure itself. The book has notes to reader on how to use the book with a followed chapter on What is meditation. Osho has steps to powerful methods of awakening, Osho Meditative Therapies as:
1.Mystic Rose Meditation with his great logic and instructions for laughter and tears
2. The No mind Meditation with instructions to meditate, stages of gibberish or conscious craziness, witnessing and let go.
3. Guidelines for Born Again
4. Dancing as meditation
5. Laughing Meditation
6. Prayer Meditation
7. Dream mastery
Many more various meditative tips making one count the moments of awareness, making things simple as possible and witnessing - Meditation is your Master Card and Osho just instructs on the tricks of mind in this book. Watching with the Third Eye, Rising in Love, Laughter of Zen, Entering into death, Music as Meditation are some interesting reads in this Osho book leading to first and last freedom - Practical guide of Meditation.


Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Four days off from the world wide web and its been a pleasant and wonderful experience for me to see the RKB (Rajiv K. Bajaj) Sahara show with the so serene and suave 'Shammi Kapoor'. I do have my own Inspirational Role model in Music and fond of Hindi & western movies. Therefore, slip off to be glued to my Television set and ban the net sometimes. Believe me, this is a great change for the net surfer stress syndrome!


Seeing an Interview was out of a different world coz Shammi Kapoor left an impression at the end of a show which really did leave a message for all of us to learn. He been cool and composed as he dig into the past memories of his life and as he spoke, he left the viewers to pass through all the moods - happy, thoughtful, dreamy, concerned, worried, sad, helpless, passionate, hopeful.....and so on....! RKB had the mixed bag of questions and I guess, this would be his memorable interview. Shammi Kapoor seemed an intelligent, well learned, practical and a god fearing person who passed through a lot of ups and downs, a person who experienced Life in every original form. His expressions left marks that any person would love to respect him and keep interacting for hours. And wasn't he the one who was used Mac and still does,who got a first car - a convertible Buick (second hand) and a person who sang romantic songs in movies - yet today, yeah, it's a dream for us too to see and believe that he is the same person! He talked of his guru whom he did not wish to meet yet circumstances made him see him and lo, he got clad in the saffron and rudraksh! I guess it's the Power of Meditation and we miss out these things with the urban lifestyles.

But then, I did hear someone mention that recently 'Urban lifestyles is killing today's Younger Generation' - A lot of Stress and people hardly have time to breathe! That's Life, maybe.

- ilaxi