The meditation of mantra

When I was about ten one of my primary school teachers posed my class this: “Please don’t think about elephants. Just don’t think about elephants”. What happened? Without a second thought my mind began to ask, “What elephant?”. Then it conjured ideas of a large, […]

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Calm your mind by controlling your senses

Last post I talked about how, through our interaction with our surroundings, we can overload the mind with excessive sensory information, and how this can leave the mind feeling sluggish and clogged. But there are times when the external environment is beyond our control. Now, […]

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Self-reflective Meditation

Picture, for a moment, someone meditating. What do you see? Perhaps they’re sitting cross-legged, hands placed on their knees in jnana mudra with forefinger curled around to touch the thumb, eyes closed, their face a picture of serenity as they look toward the rising sun. […]

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