Medicated Rice Water

A light to digest rice water preparation that improves digestion, provides nourishment and hydrates the body. Also beneficial for pregnant women. The recipe pacifies all three doshas i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. Odan is light as to not increase vata,

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Samurai and Monk

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk!” He barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience. “Teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain,

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Compassion & Attachment

True compassion and love in the context of training of the mind is based on the simple recognition that others, just like myself, naturally aspire to be happy and to overcome suffering, and that others, just like myself, have the

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We are born to connect

Empathy is feeling for (or with) other people and understanding their feelings. When we witness another person suffering, in particular, compassion arises from empathy, adding the dimensions of wishing to see the relief of suffering and wanting to do something

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Self-Compassion

Compassion can be extended towards oneself when suffering occurs through no fault of one’s own – when the external circumstances of life are simply painful or difficult to bear. Self-compassion is equally relevant, however, when suffering stems from one’s own

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The Temple of Consciousness

So, Zuckerberg flew to India, visited the temple, and spent almost a month travelling around the country.  He said that seeing the way that people connected made him feel that the world would be much better if everyone had a

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‘How Empathy can end Conflict’

I have learnt so much from this ­challenging dialogue and continue to do so. I have learnt about my capacity for violence and for non-violence. I am learning to give up blame and choose empathy. On October 12th 1984 my

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The Evolution and Social Dynamics of Compassion

Altruistic responding implies an active behavioral response initiated by the perception of need, which is differentiated from cooperative, diffuse, or unintentional forms of altruism that likely derive from other evolutionary and mechanistic origins… Altruistic responding further narrows these classifications to

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The genesis of the book – THE SEEKER

…And suddenly, it was crystal clear! The story was in front of me. It was all around me. It in me… desperately wanted to come out! The approach this time was personal, and the result was a spiritual fiction. “Do

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