Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Forgetfulness

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     It is not a rare act (if it could be called an act) to forget our experiences in a short time. By experience I
don't only mean life experiences of everyday observance, but also what we read, watch, listen or anything that we pay attention to. Society demands us to remember what we knew and sometimes it gets hard to recall. Afterwards, we get even called as absent-minded or mediocre for being forgetful, which I think is completely wrong.

We never forget


     First, let me tell you that human brain actually never forgets anything. It is like a computer hard drive without a recycle bin. It is called retention. You can look for it in web to get to know more. But there is one thing we tend to miss - RECALL. To connect the dots, or to be precise - neurons, which create neuron network by connecting to each other. In Hinduism when a person dies, the astral body remembers everything it has ever experienced in life. Even the smallest details of life (yes, even the moment when you were brushing your teeth!) get in front of it in a tiny moment. Probably, you have heard about it from the people who experienced near death experiences.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Four Monks


I want to share this zen story with you, which is not only just meaningful, but also practical. It shows the process of meditation and the egoistic nature of human, who rarely can bear the pride. I don't want to keep talking on philosophical nature of a zen story, rather I'd like you to understand it in your own way, as it is not only about meditation, but all our lives. Have fun:

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