Brief talk and very brief Serene Mind Meditation with Krishnaji, son of Sri AmmaBhagavan and cofounder of O&O Academy.
Tony Robbins interviews the best selling author of The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer. Oprah called it the best book she ever read, and "gives it away to everybody". Enjoy!
Click here to take the 3 part 30 minute free video course from Michael Singer.
In September 2014, millions of Americans and millions more people around the globe marched in the streets to demand that our leaders take action to save our planet from climate change. Now, 5 years later, another phase of global awakening is happening as more huge demonstrations occur between Fridays Sept. 20 and 27, led by the children of the world. In particular, Greta Thunberg of Sweden has managed to focus intense attention from world leaders and will be speaking to them on Monday Sept.23rd at the United Nations Climate meeting.
The very short and lovely video above gives some more info on solutions and what you can do to help. One of the simplest things is to plant something - a tree, a flower, a vegetable, ground cover - anything! As Greta says, everything you do counts, don't think it's too small to make a difference! And don't worry if you've never planted anything before or if you tried once and failed. Plants are pretty obvious about what they need. If you touch the soil about an inch below the surface and it's dry, then the plant needs water. If not, then it doesn't - simple! You can ask your gardening store helper which plants do well in sunny vs. shady areas. You can buy seeds for a few dollars and organic soil (for vegetables) for about $10, or you can buy plants that are already growing in pots and help them continue to grow bigger. It's easy and fun to watch Mother Nature work her magic!
If you live in a warm area, ask your local gardening shop or hardware store which plants do well in your climate and use the least amount of water. If you live in an apartment, even planting some herbs near a window or on an outside terrace helps. Why? Because plants remove carbon from the atmosphere, and that's exactly what we and our earth need - fresh oxygenated air! Here's a recent study that says planting billions of trees would make the difference in saving our planet, along with ending fossil fuel use.
And if you want to join with those in your area who will be Striking for the Climate during the next 8 days, you can click here to find the nearest activities in your region.🎄🌱🌵🌿
On May 26, 2019, Sri Bhagavan gave an extended darshan in a class in India. He answered some questions, including the following. His lengthy answer gives a much deeper understanding of events of the past 6 months...
Question: What is Bhagavad Dharma and O&O and their connection to Ekam?
Whether you're new to meditation or a long-term bliss bunny, you may be amazed to learn about all the wonderful things you're doing for your brain. This article from Business Insider (surprise!) outlines the latest...
Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of
25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day
Neuroscientist Sara Lazar, of Mass General and Harvard Medical School, started studying meditation by accident. She sustained running injuries training for the Boston Marathon, and her physical therapist told her to stretch. So Lazar took up yoga.
"The yoga teacher made all sorts of claims, that yoga would increase your compassion and open your heart," said Lazar. "And I'd think, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm here to stretch.' But I started noticing that I was calmer. I was better able to handle more difficult situations. I was more compassionate and open hearted, and able to see things from others' points of view."
Eventually, she looked up the scientific literature on mindfulness meditation (a category into which yoga can fall). She found the ever-increasing body of evidence that shows that meditation decreases stress, depression, and anxiety, reduces pain and insomnia, and increases quality of life.
So she started doing some neuroscience research of her own...
If you think spirituality & American politics rarely mix, you're not alone. But if you also believe that we are all connected and you wish to transition our world into a golden age of love and compassion, you owe it to yourself to realize that politics affect everything in our country - and then tune into the long-shot campaign for President of the USA of famed author, frequent Oprah guest, and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson.
For a more in depth interview with Marianne on Trevor Noah's Daily Show, see above. She also released a new book in April, A Politics of Love.
Tho she may not be elected, Marianne has a very strong possibility of elevating our national politics simply by being included in the televised Democratic candidate debates. Imagine a political conversation about "What would Love do?" in the face of the multiple challenges facing our nation and planet...
UPDATE August 13, 2019: Marianne succeeded in qualifying for the first 2 debates. Awesome!
In order to qualify for the Sept & Oct debates, she needs donations from 130,000 individuals. She's most of the way there again, needing only 7,000 more donations as of today.
If you would like to contribute (even as little as $1) to make sure this miracle happens, please click here.
In light of the ongoing confusion in the Oneness community, Sri AmmBhagavan have issued a new statement on the unity of O&O and the "Bhagavad Dharma" path (created in 2018). They are affirming that everyone is free to follow either or both paths, or any path for that matter. Here is the statement:
"Deeksha" is a sanskrit word for blessing or initiation. As such, deeksha has existed for thousands of years as a means of communicating the divine grace to humanity.
There has been some confusion in the Oneness Community over Hands On Oneness Deeksha recently. If Deeksha were human it might quote the famous line, "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.":) Hands On Oneness Deeksha is alive and well throughout the San Diego area and the United States.
Here is a December 2018 statement from Sri Bhagavan's son, Krishnaji, who was the first person to give what is now known as the Oneness Blessing/ Deeksha:
Sri Bhagavan: "You do not experience reality because your mind is all the time interfering. In reality there can be no suffering, because when you experience reality as it is, there is only joy, bliss, and love, no matter what it is. Mind is all the time criticizing and commenting…..
Q: Why should I forgive if the other person is wrong?
SRI BHAGAVAN :
" If you cannot forgive a person, you will be ruining yourself. Forgive the other person not for their sake, but for your own good.
Most of your problems in the external world arise because of your hurts. A hurt inside can cause an external problem. If you don't forgive, you carry the other person inside, and the other person is controlling your life, though he is physically far away from you....
Every year on August 15th, Sri AmmaBhagavan celebrate Amma's birthday as the Day of Love, offering a brief live meditation broadcast to the world. Enjoy this recording of it!:)
Krishnaji is the co-founder of One World Academy, which recently merged with Oneness University to form O&O Academy. In this cheerful interview, Krishnaji speaks on many subjects including spiritual vision, living in positive "beautiful" states of consciousness, the origins of deeksha, his father Sri Bhagavan, and much more. Enjoy! ....
As we enjoy the celebration of Life during this Thanksgiving season, here is a beautiful and simple meditation led by Preethaji to bring us into a state of gratitude and remind us of all those who have made our lives possible. Enjoy!
If you would like a free download of this meditation for your iPod or other mp3 player, please click here.
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