The Bhagavad Gita, the world’s oldest manual for meditation and yoga, speaks about how it helps us control the mind, makes us focused and gets rid of stress. However, it claims these are only by-products of self-realisation, the original purpose of the practice.
Dan Harris, author of “10% Happier – How I Tamed the Voice in my Head…”, explains that “Right now if you tell people you meditate – and I have a lot of experience with telling people this, they’re going to look at you like you’re a little weird most of the time. That’s going to change. Meditation is going to join the pantheon of no brainers like exercise, brushing your teeth and taking the meds that your doctor prescribes to you. These are all things that if you don’t do you feel guilty about. And that is where I think we’re heading with meditation because the science is so strongly suggestive that meditation can do really, really great things for your brain and for your body.”
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It’s refreshing to learn that science is finally catching up with the power of meditation, but I’m guessing it will be another decade until they ‘scientifically’ discover the revolutionary philosophy behind it. Good news – you don’t have to wait that long. Get ahead of the game; the secret knowledge of the Gita is available at your finger tips. The question is: are you ready to find out?
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Meditators not only turn off the default mode network of their brain while they’re meditating but even when they’re not meditating – Dan Harris