donderdag 5 maart 2015

Bhakti verwekt bhakti

Bhakti verwekt bhakti

Een belangrijk punt is gezet in de Narada bhakti sutra
 vers 30 met betrekking tot de relatie tussen bhakti en
 kennis : "Maar de zoon van Brahma [ Narada ] zegt dat
 bhakti zijn eigen fruit is " [ 8 ] In zijn commentaar
 AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada beschrijft aangaande
 dit vers als " bhakti is niet afhankelijk van iets
 anders voor voeding " [ 9 ] niet voltooid op zich zonder
 afhankelijkheid te zijn van de paden van kennis of onthechting .
toevoeging Eigenlijk hoeft u er niets voor te leren of te
 kennen, velen van de bekende bhakti personen zijn niet belezen,
 Mera Bai, de gopi’s, Prahlada geen associatie van toegewijde 
 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada further describes in
 regard to this verse that "bhakti is not dependent on 
anything else for nourishment" #bhaktapiet(er)

ISKCON Timeline


ISKCON Timeline
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1965 - Srila Prabhupada sails to America to establish ISKCON, Aug. 27 to October 1.

1966 - ISKCON corporation founded Aug. 5. First centers open in New York and Height Ashbury.

1967 - Mantra-rock dance and first U.S. Ratha-yatra festival held in San Francisco, July 26.

1968 - Disciples establish ISKCON in England with the help of the Beatles.

1969 - Disciples open dozens of new temples, including New Vrindaban, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

1970 - Srila Prabhupada establishes the GBC, Governing Body Commission, with the Direction of Management, July 28. | Evidence that child abuse taking place in ISKCON, see document | Bhavananda (later one of the eleven gurus) begins abusing ISKCON devotees' children in New York.

1971 - First gurukula established in Dallas.

1972 - According to Prabhupada's letters, by this time he was aware of temple presidents beating their wives and child abuse in gurukula (Rochford, 1998, p. 49 ).

1973 - ISKCON increasingly depends on panhandling to raise money. | After only a few years, ISKCON-arranged marriages are ending in divorce (Rochford, 1998, p. 49). | Motorcycle gang attacks New Vrindaban, June 5.

1974 - By this time, the gurukula basically functions as childcare so mothers can go on sankirtan (Rochford, 1998, pp. 51-53, 61). | Prabhupada refuses to sanction any further marriages (Rochford, 1998, p. 49). | Hamsadutta convicted of weapons possession charges in Germany (three years later he will become one of the eleven gurus). | ISKCON-wide standards set for gurukula behavior modification program. (Proposed List of Standards for, public relations files, circa 1974)

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dinsdag 3 maart 2015

Meditation makes you more creative

Meditation makes you more creative

Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University, published 19 April in the open access journalist  'Frontiers in Cognition'.

This study is a clear indication that the advantages of particular types of meditation extend much further than simply relaxation. The findings support the belief that meditation can have a long-lasting influence on human cognition, including how we think and how we experience events.