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بين السكون والذات

  لعل من أكثر التجارب ندرة تلك التي تقودك فيها لحظات تظنها عشوائية إلى يقين مفاده أن الوعي الذي توجه من المركز إلى المحيط فصار فكراً، ولم يكن بعد من مركز ولا محيط، لم يزل وعياً صافياً كما كان، برغم كل الرفض المعتاد الذي تولده سذاجة تجربتنا اليومية المغرقة في تصديقها لمظاهر الفكر وحركته. لكن

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في السفر والترحال

سيحوا تطيبوا، فإنّ الماء إذا ساح طاب، وإذا أطال مقامه في موضع تغيَّر. بشر الحافي العمر، كل العمر سفر… نقلة من أرض إلى أرض ومن حال إلى حال ومن مقام إلى مقام فكراً وجسداً، قلباً وعقلاً. وإن استقر بالعمر المكان بقي الزمان فيه مرتحلاً أو يبقى هو المرتحل في الزمان من حاضر إلى حاضر. والسائح

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Body Talks (part 3)

In The last issue we were discussing reflexes (1. Myotatic stretch reflex, 2. Clasp knife reflex, 3. Flexion reflexes.), and we talked about the first tow and we said that we can deal with them in such a way to get maximum benefits for our practice… did you think about examples?   Well, let us

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Body Talks (part 2)

When you practice yoga, especially Hatha Yoga , you find yourself dealing with that same object which you met first when you were born and will leave last at the moment of departure. While practicing yoga process you learn to master this object and use it and transcend it… but first of all you have

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Six Sure Ways to Delude Yourself in Spirituality

1. Attend plenty of different enlightening workshops and sessions. Hunt after “self-development” workshops: different meditations, yoga workshops, chakra opening sessions, past life regression, affirmation meditations, meditations on higher plains of existence…practice a bit of the techniques taught in every practice and session you can reach to. Especially trust workshops that “talk to the heart” where

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5 Lessons to Learn from India

Each time you visit India you cannot avoid being impressed with the overwhelming happiness and smiling faces you meet there despite the relative “poverty” with which a big majority of Indians live. With each visit one can learn more about the art of happy living… The five lessons I learnt in my last visit are

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Satyagraha Facing the System

Thoughts from the talks given on the second week of April 2014.  The system is never concerned in your fulfillment. Whatever it presents to you is a mean of transient pleasure that chains you more and allow to enslave you more and more to the patterns of the system. The system; which is in no

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My Experiments with Regular, Veggie and Yogic Diets (part II)

For 8 years I was eating what Russians eat. I didn’t try to simulate neither the Lebanese nor the Indian cuisine on the banks of Volga river. I avoided imported goods as much as possible. Natural Russian products were not in shortage at all. Credits should be given to the Russian market for still having

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My Experiments with Regular, Veggie and Yogic Diets (part I)

I am frequently asked what diet I follow and if I am vegetarian or not. Most of the times I feel I am expected to be a fanatic vegetarian… In answer I will share my experience in this field and I hope the answers I’ve reached may be helpful for you too. My views shared

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Warrior Pose – The Spiritual Significance of Virabhadrasana

Warrior pose (Virabhadrasana) is named after the mythical warrior Virabhadra. We all know that one of the main bases of yoga is non-violence so why do we practice a pose named after a warrior? The significance of this pose is that it shifts our attention to the fact that the real battle is the battle

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